CURMUDGUCATION

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Gulen Charters In Trouble Again

Posted: 17 Dec 2015 08:41 AM PST

The Gulen network of charters is perhaps the most transparent abuse of the charter school system in the US, and their troubled nature is on display again in the midwest.

A clout-heavy charter-school firm that operates four taxpayer-funded schools in Chicago is suspected of defrauding the government by funneling more than $5 million in federal grants to insiders and “away from the charter schools,” according to court records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times reports that the FBI is investigating “a scheme to defraud federal programs” running back to “at least 2007.” The probe is being run out of the FBI’s Cleveland office, which would not comment because the investigation is ongoing.

This particular scheme involved the Concept Charter School chain, and

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