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Report: Dozens of Trezevant High School students got diplomas due to systemic grade changing – FOX13 News (WHBQ-TV)

Butler Snow’s Edward L. Stanton, III was recently mentioned in the FOX13 News article Stanton Report Concludes “Systemic Pattern” Of Grade Changing at Trezevant High about leading an investigation into the allegations of illegal activity raised in the resignation letter of former Trezevant High School principal Ronnie Mackin:

Ed Stanton led the investigation after Mackin penned his explosive resignation letter this summer.

Stanton’s investigation found grade changes were systemic at Trezevant with the intent to raise the graduation rate at the school.

 

One section of the investigation addressed Mackin’s claim of a ‘cover-up,’ “Our investigation has determined that no cover up occurred. In interviewing Mackin, he could not point to any direct evidence of a “cover-up.”

The investigators also found no evidence of White or other football coaches paying players or fudging enrollment numbers to play in a difference class.

Stanton’s investigation found grade changes were systemic at Trezevant, with the intent to raise the graduation rate at the school.

 

Stanton clarified this was not just a student-athlete scandal, saying the majority of changes were made to benefit non-athlete students.

 

Stanton and his team made extensive recommendations to Shelby County Schools to prevent future instances of grade changing and widespread misconduct.

To read FOX13 News’ article about Edward L. Stanton, III in its entirety, please visit the link below.

http://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/investigators-find-academic-improprieties-at-shelby-county-high-school/659223516