Two teachers who reportedly earned doctorates online from a Mississippi school do not deserve the pay raises that come with them because the university that awarded them is not accredited, officials with their suburban Detroit school district say.


But Jennifer Fox and Aileen Thorington say they believe their degrees and the institution that issued them--Jackson, Miss.-based Cambridge State University--are legitimate. They also argue that their district--the Huron School District in Wayne County, Mich.--had approved their studies earlier.


The conflict is an example of what is sure to become an increasingly thorny issue for school

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