According to this government site that lists H1-B Visas
Harmony Science has had the largest amount of H1-b Visas than any other school District.
Harmony Science dba Cosmos Foundation must know someone over at the USCIS to get away with
hiring teachers overseas. There are plenty of American qualified teachers that are out of work due to lay offs. The H1-B visa applications have doubled effective this last October 2010. The fee is now $4,300 per applicant. Harmony dba Cosmos has had 1,157 H1-b Visas from 2001-2009.
H1-B visas are suppose to be used after there has been a search for an employee but cannot find applicant to fit the need of usually a highly technical field, not a school teacher. We have no shortage of Math and Science people that is a lie. 20.5 million people in the USA possess a Computer Technology degree of some sort. The Gulen Movement tries to snow job local school districts that Turkish Teachers are superior, this is also a lie.
The Schools in Turkey are riddled with fraud, cheating and scandals
Here is the last international test results, you can see that Turkey falls BELOW standard at the bottom with Chile and Mexico.
Average score, reading literacy, PISA, 2009:As you can see, the U.S. finished tied for 12th, “with Iceland and Poland,” among the 34 member nations. The U.S. outperformed such well-known nations as Germany, France, the U.K.
New Zealand 521
United States 500
United Kingdom 494
OECD average 493Portugal 489
Czech Republic 478
Slovak Republic 477