Dept. of Education stays away from Edison course swap scandal
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FORT MYERS - Back in March, Four In Your Corner first reported the scandal.
"New allegations students are getting degrees that they haven't earned."
4 months later, Edison administrators now admit to the illegal course swapping to boost graduation rates.
“It's just another slap, another black eye that's going to have to be fixed”, Dr. David Klein says.
As Vice Chair, Dr. David Klein was second in command on the board overseeing Edison State and admits he should have asked more questions.
“I just went to the meetings I raised my hand I said yes, yes, ay and then I would leave and go back to my day job.” Klein says.
Current professors say course swapping issues might have been caught if money was spent properly.
"We're probably spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in areas we should not instead of spending them in student services. With more student advisors, degree issues and course swapping issues get caught."
But now what? Is the State opening up an investigation?
The Department of Education says no. In a statement to Four In Your Corner, it reads in part:
"Despite what you may have read, let me be clear that the Department of Education is not investigating Edison State College for course swapping...We are confident that Edison State College is taking the steps necessary to correct weaknesses in the course substitution process and address errors in judgement."
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