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Re: “More Allegations of Embezzlement at Oakland's BayTech Charter School

I remember the Apple give away. Mr. Hayri awarded all staff members a gift from Apple for helping the school get the charter renewed. Mr. Hayri bought Airbooks, Ipads, AppleWatches, beats headphones, and AirPods. Mr. Hayri for some reason did not buy everyone the same gift. Instead he rigged a raffle and gave away the most expensive items to his favorite teachers and staff (mostly Turkish). I received the AirPods, which I should be greatful of, even though this money should have been used for the students. The $6800 for a cruise was for the junior and senior prom. The $2900 was for the senior trip. However, the students fund raised cash that was never used by the students. Instead, Mr. Hayri pocketed the cash and let the students use the school credit card. Occasionally Mr. Hayri would take the staff out for dinner. However, it was never at a fancy restaurant like Scott's. We went to places like Chevey's in Emeryville. What did Mr. Hayri do with all the cash he received from student fund raising? He would take 3 or 4 day weekends with Mr. Jason to Las Vegas and gamble. There many Mondays and Fridays that Mr. Hayri was out of the office.

Posted by Philly A's on 08/18/2018 at 9:01 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's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws

Hmmm. I wonder if earning a profit is ok when it is masked as school fund raising for a senior trip??

Posted by Philly A's on 08/15/2018 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Oakland's BayTech Charter School Violated Multiple State Laws

This was just one of the numberous ways a profit was made by the leader of this school.

Posted by Salinas California on 08/14/2018 at 10:35 PM

Re: “BayTech Charter School Under Investigation

I am a former employee of BayTech. I worked four years with Mr. Hatipoglu. First of all I would like to say that I am an experienced credential educator that grew up in Oakland. The staff ratio of Turkish teachers to American was about 1:1. Yes we had crappy teachers that could hardly speak English nor relate with our black and brown population. However the American staff tried their best to provide the best education possible. Many of these teachers like myself, were involved in the students lives beyond the normal school hours. Did the students suffer and receive an education that was inadequate? I would say not from the credentialed American staff teachers who went above and beyond to help Baytech students. I just want people to understand that there were and still are some amazing teachers at Baytech. It was these teachers that might have helped mask the Glen Movement because some teachers were making excellent progress with the students.
Was BayTech a Gulen charter school? Absolutely, yes! I was ready to quit when I found out that all the Turkish teachers were paid extremely high salaries to those compared with veteran teachers. I was the most experienced credential teacher at BayTech with one of the lowest salaries. I also found out that Mr. Hatipoglus wife was on payroll for $70,000 and he claimed she was a volunteer. We were always in need of a teacher and Mr. Hatipoglu sometimes hired teachers he knew would fail and quit in the middle of the year so that he could bring another Turkish teacher to the school.
I am afraid to comment any further because for some fishy reason the Gulen movement is backed by our government and especially by the C.I.A.

Posted by Satchell Thales on 08/10/2018 at 6:12 AM

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