California school trustee “apologizes” for cribbing McCullough “You’re Not Special” speech

A northern California school district trustee has issued a classic non-apology apology following an outcry by graduating students and others over his apparent cribbing of the “You’re No Special” speech that Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough delivered in Wellesley last year. The trustee borrowed heavily from the McCullough speech, without attribution, during his own speech at the Arcata High graduation, of which his daughter was part.

The Trustees accepted his apology, though lamented it came so late.

The original McCullough “You’re Not Special” speech is here.

And here’s the sorry apology, at The Arcata Eye website.

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