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O.C. college district facing criticism over deal in Saudi Arabia
O.C. college district facing criticism over deal in Saudi Arabia

After years of competing with other college districts in Orange County for donor money, the Rancho Santiago Community College District thought it had struck upon a winning idea. Last year, the district was awarded an estimated $105-million contract to help run two technical schools in Saudi Arabia. But even before the ink on the deal — which has not been finalized — was dry, the college district found itself being criticized by some faculty members who say the project wasn't publicly approved. And now, the Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit organization that fights anti-Semitism, is raising questions about the potential ramifications of operating schools in a nation...

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