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Charter schools use Turkish ties, visas to get teachers; by James Pilcher

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Ravitch says about this: The largest charter chain in the United States is associated in some way or another with the Gulen movement. This is a political movement in Turkey whose leader is an imam who lives in seclusion in Pennsylvania. No one quite knows why a Turkish imam has some unspecified connection with 150 charter schools. What a country this is! What other country would pay millions of taxpayer dollars to a large chain of schools operated by foreign nationals?At least 474 foreign teachers, again mostly from Turkey, have arrived at Concept's Ohio schools between 2005 and 2013. The schools are collecting about $45 million in state funds annually to educate 6,600 children in kindergarten through high school.Ohio teachers, meanwhile, say plenty of qualified teachers are available for jobs being filled by the foreigners, especially since about 40,000 are still without teaching jobs
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