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Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Who hired former Sacramento Superintendent's consulting firm?

According to this article the consultant was hired by BayTech to "...assist with the school's recovery."

Question is how can BayTech recover If Gulen followers still control BayTech?

If the three remaining BayTech charter school governing board members are, not merely male Turkish speakers, but also members of the Gulen movement, then how will the consultant hiring be merely a distraction from systematic problem of BayTech being in the clutches of the Gulen movement?

Additionally, how does the hiring of a consultant obviate responsibility of the three remaining members of the governing board for the corruption that is being documented by investigation of BayTech.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 08/18/2018 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

The grammar and syntax from many of the posters comments are atrocious. I would say that it resembles that of an elementary/middle school student or that of a second language learner. It's kind of obvious that these poster's comments are from the latter than the previous. Curiously enough, one poster appears to have knowledge that Mr. Hayri would only have and many other posters seem to have inside knowledge that only people who are on the board would know. Just my two cents.

Posted by Philly A's on 08/17/2018 at 5:44 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Ben Chavis was indicted in 2017 by the Federal government for money laundering of Federal grant money from 2000 to 2012 when he was administrator of American Indian Model Schools authorized by Oakland School Board. 7 years later Ben Chavis was suppose to go to trial in Federal Court in Oakland on May 10, 2017. It is August of 2018 and there is been nothing I could find on the net regarding Ben Chavis trial reported.

If in this investigation of BayTech money laundering of Federal grant money is uncovered, I hope it doesn't take 7 years before someone is held accountable.

I fear the Gulen charter school network will continue to grow no matter the outcome of the current investigation into Oakland School Board's BayTech charter school. To address that fear, I suggest the Oakland School Board requests the Alameda County Grand Jury report on the Gulen movements influence on the management of BayTech rather than waiting for a trial that may or may not happen many years from now.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 08/16/2018 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Knowing Hizmet Cemaat for many years, they do post to comment sections of news about their cartel as "teachers" "Parents" "happy ____(fill in blank with a religion) family with 4 children at _____(fill in with Gulen operated charter schools) Anyone around as long as me can spot them miles away,

Sharon Higgins doesn't "attack Public Charter Schools" she attacks fraud, financial mismanaged schools, charter schools that have eventually closed like Truebright Academy, Abramson Science & Technology, Magnolia Science Academy - Santa Clara et al. Lets not forget your charter school applications you were caught lying on that never came to fruition (over 200) to date. Here is one example in Tennessee caught by county commissioner in the news 9 of your applications shut down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB1s6d5DG_k Not to mention your denial on 2 Military bases (Mokapu and Great Lakes) yes yes you snuck into Nellis Airforce base (Coral Academy of Science) and Davis Monthon AFB (Sonoran Science Academy) DO NOT romance the notion you are not being investigated or closely monitored, you invaded our country and now have invaded our military bases and you will lose.

Jhon Slack (goosehunter) you are forgetting "Don't spit in the wind"
attacking Higgin's integrity won't work, she has never accepted a dime, but as spent many of her own funds to research data on not just the Gulenists operated schools but all mismanaged charter schools. You spit a lot of blame at Higgins but don't have 1 specific ounce of proof or examples (typical Gulen smear tactics) One can only concur from the CAPS and ANGER of Jhon Slack aka B.B. - Higgins must have struck a cord with her hours of good data & research regarding the Gulen Movement Money Mismanagement and low performing schools that they try to massage as "Award Winning" "High Performing" "US World News and Report Ranked" and "Blue Ribbon Schools"

A mere suggestion for "Jhon Slack" would be to discuss his anger and frustration without the inappropriate CAPS, and speak to specifics and facts around this case. Hiding behind "you can't ask me about my association with Gulen" isn't going to wash anymore in the USA, you do answer to American Taxpayers and the families. The schools districts like OUSD work for the taxpayers who via their property taxes and other special bonds, etc., work for the American Taxpayers. Americans will no longer sit back and allow school districts like OUSD to continue making bad decisions about schools like Bay Tech in our neighborhoods. Expect the OUSD to hear more from the public and neighbors. Americans are now showing up to school board meetings and having their say and demonstrating with proof and hard data facts that these Gulen operated schools have real estate scams, self dealings, grant fraud, visa corruption, financial mismanagement & controls, lack of good teaching skills required for American children, etc., all these issues have caused numerous FBI raids on Gulenists operated charter schools and an ongoing federal investigation via 5 federal agencies.

Jhon Slack (B.B.) this won't go away, the more you lie the more we tell the truth. The more the Gulen Movement attacks and robs from each other the more Americans become united against you. It's your choice you can back out now as many Gulenists have, and leave the movement or press charges against your abi for stealing your money or you can go down with the sinking ship. You can no longer corrupt our politicians, bully people like Higgins, steal from local school districts facility grants, E Grants etc and expect no repercussions for your behavior, hiding behind the usual "you cannot ask me such questions about Gulen affiliations as it's racist" will not longer wash with the American people. The worldwide schools are closing, governments no longer want you near their children, or political / economic structures. Over 80 Gulenists from 25 countries have been arrested by their host country and shipped back to Turkey to face justice.

Its' only a matter of time in the USA, don't expect America to defend you they don't roll that way Tic Toc Tic Toc http://www.gulenschoolsworldwide.blogspot.com

Posted by Frank Esekoglu on 08/16/2018 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Jhon Slack: You posted about reporter Darwin being "credible". And, you wrote entirely in capitals the following: "HOW MUCH YOU ARE PAID?" I think you were trying to write HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAID?

These things happen when you are writing in English as a second language.

Thank you Jhon Slack for your opinion regarding Darwin's coverage of the Gulen BayTech scandal and your opinion of Sharon Higgins.

But, to find your opinion credible I need more understanding of who you are. All I have to go on is you may not know how to spell John in two postings and you find English grammar a challenge sometimes.

Have read Sharon Higgins blogs THE PERIMETER PRIMATE and CHARTER SCHOOL SCANDALS for years and read Darwin's Express Articles I find them "credible" but not you Jhon Slack.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 08/16/2018 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

DARWIN

YOUR ONLY SOURCE IS SHARON HIGGINS!!

SHARON HIGGINS HAS BEEN ATTACKING TO ANY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR 10 YEARS 7/24. ACCORDING TO SHARON HIGGINS, SHE IS NOT GETTING PAID FOR HER EFFORTS. SHARON HIGGINS ALSO CLAIMS THAT SHE IS ATTACKING CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE SAKE OF TRANSPARENCY. VERY NICE!!!

FOR THE SAKE OF THE TRANSPARENCY, SHARON HIGGINS MUST DISCLOSE THE MONEY IF SHE HAS RECEIVED FROM TURKISH GOVERNMENT, ROBERT AMSTERDAM AND SHARON HIGGIN'S OTHER SHADY NETWORKS.

ROBERT AMSTERDAM ALSO HAS TO DISCLOSE ALL THE MONEY HE RECEIVED FROM TURKISH GOVERNMENT TO THE IRS.

DARWIN SAME RULE APPLIES TO YOU AS WELL,

BE TRANSPARENT MY FRIEND!!!!

Posted by Jhon Slack on 08/16/2018 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

DARWIN,

THIS IS A WELL PAID ARTICLE!!! BIASED and NOT CREDIBLE.
HOW MUCH YOU ARE PAID?

Posted by Jhon Slack on 08/16/2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

I AGREE WITH NICHOL

Posted by Jean Blake Fleming on 08/16/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Critics of Gulen charter schools have charged that immigrants hired at the school on H1B Visas have to kickback a percentage of their salary. At a teacher union national conference a number of years ago I met a teacher that told me that when her husband an immigrant from Turkey was brought in to teach at a Gulen school he was required to give back a percentage of his salary to the Gulen movement.

I hope that this investigation of BayTech Gulen charter will identify the number of Turks employed at the school and whether or not they were required to pay a percentage of their salary to the Gulen movement.

Posted by Jim Mordecai on 08/16/2018 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Nichol;
I disagree that this article is repetitive, it gives a much deeper insight into the illegal relationship with Gulenist Vendor "Accord", and more insights on the board members, and the Gulenists Uniform company (Self Dealings) that is supplying all the west coast schools.
To refresh everyone's memory in July 2014 A Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles County ORDERED Bay Tech's sister school to severe ties with Accord for essentially double billing of duplicate services that Magnolia was already conducting.
Kairat can be a Turkish name, also Kyrgzstan is a Turkic nation, as are the rest of the Central Asian country, this is the mongolian roots of true Turkish people,, many of what you are seeing with the Gulen Movement are Bulgarian Turks - Turkified under the Ottoman empire and descendants of Janissaries taken from Turkey. If you don't know what a "Janissary" is you should research it as much of this manipulation of the worlds youth (namely young men) is based on the old Ottoman Janissary programs. Central Asia is where the CIA started the orginal Gulen Turkish Schools after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 to gain access to natural resources and commodities away from Russia and China.
This article was well written and researched, it is the tip of the iceberg. The Gulenists now are breaking up into factions and inner bickering. Many have sued their employers (the Gulen Schools) for back pay, unfair termination, and more. Instead of allowing this school board to deflect their attention to Hayri as the bad guy "that he changed the contract or some other nonsense" the fact is this board is set up with no controls, no 1 principal or board member should have access to money without controls in place of majority board members signing off. This is the elephant in the room don't let these Gulenists deflect attention to Hayri., Its a dead end road he will not be prosecuted nor ordered to return the funds he embezzled. So don't get sidetracked with their lack of accountability.
Demirkol "Please Never Ask that One" referring to the Gulen associations is more of the same organized crime. Do you people think that anyone in an organized crime family admits to this? They have been taught to lie, cajole, bribe, be charming, cunning, divert, market, slander, smear, etc.,, since they were young boys in their Turkish Lighthouse Boarding schools (Dershanes) separated from their families - they live, die, breathe and eat to serve Gulen's $50 Billion empire, watch it crumble from the inside out and distrust sit in. This OUSD is playing a stupid game trying to salvage this school, their student body is barely 200 they would be better off ordering closure of the school and liquidate any assets (equipment, etc.,) to off-set their deficeit. Watch as this school starts to have equipment missing or the other Gulenists trick they will act like a school break in and turn it into Insurance for cash pay off. My guess is they are siphoning off of MERF (Magnolia Educational Research Foundation) who also has a majority Turkish Board despite the last overpaid CEO/ Superintendent Caprice Young (Salary $250,000) who tried to make the school appear more "American" by firing Turkish Teachers. Caprice Young was the founding CEO of CCSA who also put their Attorneys and Marketing firm behind slavaging the troubled low performing Magnolia Science Academy. OUSD you are letting this group get off cheap. Pull the plug now or you will regret it later. This is a sinking ship of deceit.

Posted by Frank Esekoglu on 08/15/2018 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

Josh stole the money from a friend and was on the run with a gun for protection....

Posted by amos anon on 08/15/2018 at 1:39 AM

Re: “Oakland Unified Moves to Save Gülen Movement Charter School

Darwin,

I have worked at Baytech for years and your articles are very biased...You should have portrayed issues in a neutral and unbiased manner, regardless of your opinion or personal beliefs. Apparently you haven't put at least a little effort into your work. If you just bothered to read Baytech's agendas that were posted on Baytech's website, you would see that Board members voted to cut ties with Accord on 1/10/2017(let me help you since you are having hard time to read stuff. It is action item 4). So, apparently board members are the ones who cut ties with Accord, not Mr. Hayri. That means that there is no retaliation at all. Also, I am very curious how you know that all the board members are Turkish? As far as I know, Kairat is not a Turkish name. You could have asked him if he was Turkish(Yeah, it requires some effort). According to your previous article, Mr. Hayri left the country right after the board opened an investigation. Have you ever asked him why he left the U.S suddenly if everything was a false accusation? I worked with Mr. Hayri and he was a liar. He deceived many people...

P.S: If I were you, I would at least change the image you used for this article. 99% of this article is repeating the previous ones.

Posted by Nichol on 08/15/2018 at 12:37 AM

Re: “BayTech Charter School Under Investigation

Darwin,

In your first article on August 8th 2018, you wrote that "In his (Hayri) email to the Express, Hatipoglu wrote that ....."

In this article on August 10th, 2018, You wrote that "Hatipoglu has fired back at the three remaining board members by accusing them of being part of a "shady network" that is trying to "take over" BayTech. But since he resigned, the Express has been unable to contact Hatipoglu.

So, there is a contradiction between your articles. Could you clarify have you communicate with Hayri or not? and How?

If you have not had any communication with Hayri, there is a big lies in your articles about accusing anyone which leads me to suspect about the credibility of the articles.

Please clarify

Posted by Jhon Slack on 08/13/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

Man! The fecaled streets of Oakland will keep you on your toes!

Posted by Herb Bueno on 08/13/2018 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Who Will Be There When You Call 911? Our Writer Plunges Into the World of For-Profit Ambulances.

Len Raphael is my hero! All I hear is the attempt of firefighters to justify their secondary job.
John Seal, you are so right! Why isn't the medical portion of EMS controlled by the counties?
I remember when certain Bay Area fire departments had "complete control" of the scene and would block ambulance crews from hearing patients complaints. And people want to fuel those egos?! No thank you...counties need to step up and take it on.

The writer definitely reports with one group in mind.

-J

Posted by Ms. J on 08/12/2018 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

I didn't know Josh and I neither use drugs nor live on the streets. The article provided information about Josh's history of mental illness for a specific reason. Nobody chooses to survive on the streets, dependent on drugs they inject directly into their bloodstream through their scarred up limbs. Those individuals need understanding and help not judgement.
That sentinment addresses a facet of this story.

I don't want to live in a world where police officers have no accountability for their actions. There are so many options those officers could have pursued that would have prevented Joshua Pawlick's death. It seems they sized him up and decided he wasn't worth the effort it might have taken to avoid violence. It was an inconvenience to them so they conjured up a narrative that they believe justified their actions. They will keep dragging out their "investigation" to avoid the release of the footage that shows the real story until everybody forgets about the incident. They will likely settle out of court for a wrongful death suit that may include terms prohibiting the family from discussing the details, and they won't lose a second of sleep over any of it. If they had nothing to hide, then there would be transparency. You commenters who have decided to grant the police the right to kill homeless or drug addicted individuals are far more frightening and sick than anybody I read about in this article.

Posted by Lanna on 08/12/2018 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Lawsuit Alleges Ankle Monitoring Practices Are Akin to Extortion

Furthermore, the lawsuit against LCA and Alameda County alleges that they are breaking in the way in which electronic monitoring costs are determined; state statute forbids such practices. See California Penal Codes 1203 and 1208.

Posted by Rebecca Brown on 08/11/2018 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Lawsuit Alleges Ankle Monitoring Practices Are Akin to Extortion

Remember that "length of sentence" often doesn't apply, since many people are subjected to electronic surveillance during their pretrial phase - before they have been convicted of anything. And since it can take months, even years, to resolve a case - including charges being dropped or an acquittal - the exonerated individual is still required to pay. This was the case specifically for one of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit - he was required to submit to LCA pending resolution of his case, and even when the charges were wholly dropped, he was still left with a $1,400 bill.

Posted by Rebecca Brown on 08/11/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

Your brother would have bought those drugs from somebody else if he didnt get them from Josh, Josh didnt hold your brother down and overdose him, people always want to blame other people for their problems,learn how to take responsibility, karma is a Bitch.

Posted by Anchor 1906 on 08/10/2018 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Disappeared in Death

Also, anyone who died using drugs bought from Josh has no one to blame but themselves. They could have made the choice to do a tester shot or use a fentanyl test strip, they did not. You can't blame the person selling the drugs because you as a user didn't take common sense precautions.
Ever consider that had y'all been carrying narcan you could have saved your boyfriend/brother? So why aren't you at least sharing the blame instead of placing it all on Josh? Project much?

Posted by Jennifer Peterson on 08/10/2018 at 12:43 PM

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