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Look What's Going On in Charter Schools

JD3030 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 4:30 PM
Specifically the Harmony Science Academy / Cosmos Foundation schools (in TX) are NOT under the control of the local school board and they are NOT under the teacher unions. The board is made up of Turk men. The taxpayer money is used to pay the H1B foreign (Turks) 10K - 12K more than the US teachers that work at the same school performing the same jobs. While the issue of inequality of pay has been brought to the attention of the TX legislature, the representatives fails to explain why it is acceptable for US Texas citizen teacher to be paid significantly less than their foreign counterparts. Why was this model approved by the Texas legislature. Cosmos Foundation and Harmony Science Academy are in violation of the Equal Pay Act.

The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control over public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers and federal grants.

Charter schools are able to hire and fire teachers, administrators and staff and avoid control by education department bureaucrats and the teachers unions. No doubt there are some good charter schools, but loose controls have allowed a very different kind of school to emerge.

Charter schools have opened up a path for foreigners to run schools at the expense of the U.S. taxpayers, without much news coverage. One...