I learned about this controversy from Susan Ohanian’s web site, quoting the Washington Post.
Superintendent Porter is of course innocent until proven guilty and fighting the allegations against him.
Here is John Q. Porter endorsing COSN. Porter is also on the Board of Directors of COSN
Mr. Porter is also an advisor to ISTE and The Partnership for 21st Century Skills. He was a recent speaker at a conference sponsored by SIIA.
Here is a link to the profile of John Q. Porter that was published in District Administration in 2006.
Here is Mr. Porter’s January 7th public response to the allegations against him.
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