student docked marks for using Sun

The Sun won’t shine at a private Catholic school in King City, Ontario, where a Grade 10 student was docked 22% off her history assignment for using clippings from this newspaper — deemed “non-reputable” by her teacher. Jessica Bolzicco, 16, an honour roll student with an 87% grade average at St. Thomas of Villanova College, said her teacher cut the grade on her current affairs assignment from an 87% to a 65% because she used the Toronto Sun as her source. Students were asked to bring in three clippings from “newspapers of repute.”

Luciano said the teacher told him the University of Toronto forbids its students from using Sun as a source. A university spokesman denied this.

“I thought education was about the exchange of ideas, but what do I know — I only have a PhD.”

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