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Newly discovered forms show school district graded hires on looks

By  and , Daily Memphian Updated: November 03, 2022 10:21 AM CT | Published: November 03, 2022 4:00 AM CT

The former Memphis City Schools, as recently as the early 1990’s, scored job candidates on their physical appearance, according to documents found by The Daily Memphian. 

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Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming is an education reporter with The Daily Memphian. He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.


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