To add hundreds of faculty, Epic Charter Schools obtained personal information of thousands of Oklahoma public school teachers
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To add hundreds of faculty, Epic Charter Schools obtained personal information of thousands of Oklahoma public school teachers

DYLAN GOFORTH |
July 2, 2019

In late April, Norman High School teacher Jeremy Davis received a recruitment email from Epic Charter Schools, an online Oklahoma charter school that has earned praise, criticism and scrutiny in recent years during a period of rapid growth.


In late April, Norman High School teacher Jeremy Davis received a recruitment email from Epic Charter Schools, an online Oklahoma charter school that has earned praise, criticism and scrutiny in recent years during a period of rapid growth.

The email, titled “Epic is hiring faculty in your area of Oklahoma,” boasted of the charter school’s high teacher pay, figures that far outstrip what teachers in traditional public schools earn. The email stated the average first-year Epic teacher made nearly $60,000 in 2018,and that the highest-paid first-year teacher made almost $90,000.the average first year public school teacher in Oklahoma made only $36,601, the email stated. 

To keep up with the demand for more teachers, Epic needed to add hundreds of faculty members to its ranks.

“Epic’s highest paid teacher earned over $133,000 last year including benefits,” the email read. “Imagine getting paid what you deserve.”

Credit by - The Frontier

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