Harmony Science Academy a Gulen Charter School

Harmony Science Academy in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico are under the Cosmos Foundation. The Cosmos Foundation ran by Turkish Nationals who are known members of the Gulen Movement have abused many state and federal laws. Cosmos is the largest abuser of H1-B Visas for foreign teachers than the largest school district in America. Scratch your head and wonder why the Gulen Movement is getting away with reverse discrimination? Texas money crosses over state lines to support the other Gulen Managed charter schools, this is WRONG!! DISCLAIMER: If you find some videos are disabled this is the work of the Gulen censorship which has filed bogus copyright infringement rights to UTUBE







Sunday, December 26, 2010

Harmony Science Academy has more H1-b Visas than LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District)






http://www.myvisajobs.com/091-09-SO.htm

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. 
Last year’s testing focused on reading literacy. Just to establish the lay of the land, these are the average scores attained by the 34 member nations of the sponsoring agency, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (the OECD):
Average score, reading literacy, PISA, 2009:
Korea 539
Finland 536
Canada 524
New Zealand 521
Japan 520
Australia 515
Netherlands 508
Belgium 506
Norway 503
Estonia 501
Switzerland 501
Poland 500
Iceland 500
United States 500
Sweden 497
Germany 497
Ireland 496
France 496
Denmark 495
United Kingdom 494
Hungary 494
OECD average 493Portugal 489
Italy 486
Slovenia 483
Greece 483
Spain 481
Czech Republic 478
Slovak Republic 477
Israel 474
Luxembourg 472
Austria 470
Turkey 464
Chile 449
Mexico 425
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.

Harmony Science Academy, Cosmos Foundation: Evidence of Afflilation with the Gulen Movement

Persian proverb: Let no grass grow where a Turk has been

Harmony Science Academy, Cosmos Foundation: Evidence of Affiliation with the Gulen Movement



The publicly-funded Harmony Public Schools are spread across Texas and include branches named Harmony Science Academy, Harmony School of Innovation, Harmony School of Excellence, Harmony School of Nature and Harmony School of Advancement.  All are run by the Cosmos Foundation.


A re-enrollment form for Harmony Science Academy - Grand Prairie has meta-data showing the document title "Horizon Science Academy re-enrollment form."

Harmony School of Excellence in Houston has an identical mission statement to Gulen schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (the former Yugoslavia), as well as Abramson Science and Technology School in Louisiana.


The newsletter of the Raindrop Turkish House, a Gulenist organization, states that at an opening ceremony for the Turquoise Center in Houston, a building housing Gulenist organizations, "a group of American students from the Harmony School of Innovation performed Turkish folk dances in traditional costume."

Students from Harmony and Cosmos Foundation schools participate in the Turkish Language Olympiads, and ISWEEEP, both Gulenist competitions.

Additional connections are shown by individuals with multiple affiliations across Gulen schools and organizations:


Fatih Ay
  • Principal, Harmony Science Academy - El Paso
  • Superintendent, Dallas area Harmony Public Schools
  • Defendant in Couch v Harmony federal civil rights lawsuit
  • Secretary, Rain Drop Foundation  (Gulenist organization)

Resul Aksoy
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians   (Gulenist organization)

Veli Baysal

  • Co-leader of Brian Talbott's 2007 Turkey trip along with Ozgur Ozer and Soner Tarim  (Brian Talbott is with the Association of Educational Service Agencies); described in writeup of this trip as "associate" of Soner Tarim, the Superintendent of Harmony schools
  • Board Member, Houston Istanbul Sister City Association (Gulenist organization)
  • Rain Drop Foundation (Gulenist organization)
  • Participant at Raindrop Turkish House (Gulenist organization)
  • Author of article for Today’s Zaman (Gulenist newspaper)

Kaan Camuz
  • Harmony Science Academy - Austin
  • Dove Science Academy, Oklahoma    (Gulen charter school)
  • Petitioner for Dove School of Excellence – Springdale, a proposed Gulen charter school in Arkansas

Coskun Cetinkaya
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Institute of Interfaith Dialog   (Gulenist organization)

Volkan Cicek
  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Teacher, Vice President, Dove Science Academy, Oklahoma  (Gulen charter school)
  • Institute of Interfaith Dialog (Gulenist organization)
  • Ishik University, Erbil, Iraq   (Gulenist institution)

Edip “Eddie” Ercetin

  • Harmony Science Academy - Houston
  • Raindrop Turkish House  (Gulenist organization)
  • Wrote 5 star review of Jill Carroll’s book "A Dialogue of Civilizations" on amazon.com  (The Gulen Movement asked Carroll to write this book; it gives a very flattering portrayal of Fethullah Gulen.)
 
Nihat Guvercin
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Bergen Arts and Science Charter School, New Jersey   (Gulen charter school)

Ismet Isik

  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Rain Drop Foundation   (Gulenist)
  • Frontier School of Innovation, Missouri   (Gulen charter school)

Burnahettin Kuruscu
  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Raindrop Turkish House   (Gulenist)

Fatih Oner
  • Harmony Science Academy – Ft Worth
  • Turkish Cultural Center Queens    (Gulenist organization)

Mehmet Okumus

  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Board President of Raindrop Foundation  (Gulenist)
  • Chairperson of Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce  (Gulenist)
  • Turkish Olympiads   (competition run by the Gulen Movement)

Ozgur Ozer
  • Described as "associate" of Soner Tarim in writeup on Brian Talbott's 2007 Turkey trip; co-leader of this trip along with Soner Tarim and Veli Baysal
  • Wrote 5 star review of Jiill Carroll’s book "A Dialogue of Civilizations."  (The Gulen Movement asked Carroll to write this book; it gives a very flattering portrayal of Fethullah Gulen.)
  • Director of Education, Texas Gulf Institute  (Gulenist)
  • Author, Fountain Magazine (premier publication of the Gulen Movement in the US; Fethullah Gulen writes the lead article of each issue)
  • North American University  (Gulenist)

Hasan Sazci
  • Harmony Science Academy
  • Abramson Science and Technology School, Louisiana  (Gulen charter school)

Ibrahim Sel
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Author, Fountain Magazine   (premier publication of the Gulen Movement in the US; Fethullah Gulen writes the lead article of each issue) has been a contributing writing with articles for Gulen's Fountain Magazine. 

Soner Tarim
  • Superintendent, Harmony Charter Schools
  • Cosmos Foundation
  • Leader of Gulenist Turkey trip of Brian Talbott: "With Dr. Tarim and his associates Veli Baysal (director of public relations, Raindrop Foundation, Houston, Texas) and Ozgur Ozer (principal, Harmony Elementary, Houston, Texas), we experienced the beauty of Turkey."
 
Hakan Yagci
  • Harmony Science Academy, Grand Prairie
  • Dove Science Academy, Oklahoma   (Gulen charter school)

Cafer "Jeff" T. Yavuz
  • ISWEEEP (organized by the Cosmos Foundation)
  • Guest speaker at an AMSP camp organized by the Accord Institute  (Gulenist organization affiliated with several Gulen charter schools in the western US)
  • Wrote 5 star review of Jiill Carroll’s book "A Dialogue of Civilizations."  (The Gulen Movement asked Carroll to write this book; it gives a very flattering portrayal of Fethullah Gulen.)
  • Pacifica Institute  (Gulenist)
  • Coordinator of Gulen Conference in Los Angeles
  • Secretary, Representative, Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Houston  (Gulenist)
  • Speaker at interfaith dinner, Institute of Interfaith Dialog, Little Rock Arkansas
  • Lists Muhammed Cetin of the Institute of Interfaith Dialog as a non-academic reference   (Cetin is a major figure in the Gulen movement)
  • Studied at Yamanlar Lisesi    (Gulenist high school)
  • Wrote two articles for Fountain Magazine  (premier publication of the Gulen Movement in the US; Fethullah Gulen writes the lead article of each issue)

Zekeriya Yuksel
  • Harmony Science Academy - San Antonio
  • Dove Science Academy    (Gulen charter school)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Harmony Science Academy Teacher in Waco, Texas charged with SEXUAL assault

Local Teacher and Actor Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child
A 31-year-old Waco Civic Theatre actor has been charged with sexual assault of a child in connection with alleged incidents involving a 16-year-old actress with whom he worked on a show.
Reporter: By Paul J. Gately and Eli Ross
Email Address: paul.gately@kwtx.com eli.ross@kwtx.com
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Teacher Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault of Child
WACO (December 21, 2010)--Waco Civic Theatre actor Clifton Grasham-Reeves, 31, was arrested early Monday and charged with one count of indecency with sexual contact with a child and five counts of sexual assault of a child in alleged incidents involving a 16-year-old Civic Theatre actress with whom he had worked on a show.
Grasham-Reeves was arrested early Monday morning in the 1300 block of Crestline in Bellmead, police said.
He was booked into the McLennan County Jail Monday night, but was later released after posting a $300,000 bond.
According to the affidavit submitted for the arrest warrant, Grasham-Reeves texted the 16-year-old actress on Feb. 5 that his wife was out of town and that he wanted the girl to sneak out of her house.
Police say Grasham-Reeves picked the girl her up at about midnight and took her back to his home on Hermanson Drive, the affidavit said.
The affidavit says the two met several other times that month, and that Grasham-Reeves provided the girl with alcoholic beverages.
The Waco Civic Theatre issued a statement Tuesday that confirmed that Grasham-Reeves and the girl worked on a show together.
“It is our understanding that none of the accusations involved any theater functions, the statement said.
“Nonetheless, we have asked Mr. Clifton Grasham-Reeves to not take part in any theatre activities until this matter is cleared up."
Grasham-Reeves taught at Waco’s Harmony Science Academy until about six weeks ago, the school’s principal Erol Kose said Tuesday evening.
Kose said that after he learned of the allegations, he placed Grasham-Reeves on administrative leave without pay.
Kose said Grasham-Reeves told him in a phone conversation that the allegation was unfounded.
Kose said he found out about the arrest on Tuesday, and said Grasham-Reeves has been terminated from the school.
Kose says Grasham-Reeves taught eighth grade and high school English.
"I'm really sad to hear such an arrest, especially for a teacher. I'm very surprised, he was always professional." Kose said.





Find this article at:
http://www.kwtx.com/news/headlines/Civic_Theatre_Actor_Charged_With_Sexual_Assault_Of_A_Child_112258104.html?ref=104

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Soner Tarim- Plays both sides of the fence campaign contribution$

Soner Tarim at a Harmony Science Marketing event.  Note the US Flag and huge selling poster

The Hizmet brothers are great at working throught the arteries of the system as their leader Islamic Imam Muhammed Fethullah Gulen has directed.  So far this has worked world wide, smoozing and controlling: Interfaith dialog, Media, Politics, Military, Police and Education.  These people recieve free dinners at the Turkish Friendship dinners/luncheons, given "Awards" or "honors", get tours of the school complete with a photo opportunity.  If they are real potential Gulen Movement sympathizers, they get a FREE Trip to Turkey.  
Soner, How much did this Marketing event cost?  Where did the money come from?  Educational funds intended for students?  Below are some of Soner Tarims current contribution$  for politicians.  A cross section of Republicans and Democrats and Congressional Districts where the Harmony Science Academies are.  Looking for Congressional friends?

Alexander Green (D) Congress 09               10/12/10                    $500.00
Michael Conaway (R) Congress 11               09/21/10                     $500.00
Peter G. Olson (R) Congress 22                    11/21/09                      $250.00
Bill White (D) Congress                                    06/29/09                      $500.00
Hillary Clinton (D) President                          11/30/07                   $1000.00
Eddie Johnson (D) Congress 30                  05/08/07                       $400.00
Hillary Clinton (D) President                        03/28/07                     $1,000.00



Texas $23 Billion School Fund Run by Amateurs- Faces Revamp call for pros.

Texas $23 Billion School Fund Run by Amateurs Faces Revamp Call for Pros

The Texas Permanent School Fund, which backs $49.3 billion of municipal bonds and is overseen by the same board that fought over how textbooks treat Islam, would be run by professionals if Representative Donna Howard gets her way.
Disclosure a year ago that a board member improperly took gifts and questions about investments in charter schools may help Howard, an Austin Democrat, get her bill to revamp the $23 billion fund’s management past the state legislature next year. The measure didn’t survive a Senate committee in 2009 after getting a two-thirds vote in the Republican-controlled House.
The fund, started with $2 million in 1854, is run by the elected State Board of Education, which includes educators, a newspaper publisher, real-estate broker and dentist. There’s no rule that members possess financial expertise to run the money pool, which generates cash for books, helps plug state budget holes and guarantees billions of dollars in local-school debt.
“It’s a very political thing to give this much power to an elected body,” said Howard, 59. “There is a potential there for abuse and there seems to be no reason to keep it that way.”
Eight seats on the 15-member education board are in play in elections Nov. 2. None of the major-party candidates for the board, currently with 10 Republicans and five Democrats, has financial experience, according to their websites. Most are listed as career educators. One is a software engineer.
The only current member with a financial background -- Rick Agosto, chief executive officer of San Antonio investment company Aureus Partners Inc. -- isn’t seeking re-election.
Outside Staff
Finance experience isn’t necessary for the job because the board hires outside staff, said Agosto, a Democrat who’s vice chairman of the committee that oversees advisers and sets asset allocations for the fund.
“It does what it is supposed to do,” said Agosto, 41. “It provides a revenue stream and provides bond guarantees that save school districts millions of dollars.”
The fund began guaranteeing school bonds in 1983, lending local systems its AAA credit rating to get them the lowest borrowing costs. The fund has never had to pay for a default. If it had to, it can recoup its costs from an issuer’s state aid.
The fund also generates cash for education. In September, the board approved $2.6 billion for textbooks and other materials, freeing money to help balance the state’s budget.
The Board of Education manages $22.6 billion of the Permanent School Fund. About $4.4 billion more, mostly physical assets such as land and energy holdings, is run by the Texas Land Commissioner, who’s also elected. The fund’s total value is about $27 billion, according to a July 31 financial statement.
Benchmarks Exceeded
The part overseen by the school board lost 8.5 percent in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2009, falling to a market value of $20.6 billion, according to its annual report. It still outperformed its target benchmark by 17 basis points. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.
“The Permanent School Fund has solid returns,” said Gail Lowe, a Lampasas Republican who chairs the school board. “We’re an independent body and we have a good track record.”
Representative Scott Hochberg, a Houston Democrat who’s vice chairman of the House Committee on Public Education, said professional management is needed so lawmakers can ensure the fund is getting the best returns with the least risk.
“The state has been very fortunate about the results it has gotten, but the returns don’t tell us anything about the risk,” said Hochberg. “How would we know if something is going seriously wrong? The board isn’t in a position to do that.”
Assets in Stocks
David Jaderlund, who works in fixed-income trading and sales for investment adviser Hampstead Group LLC in Dallas, said the 50 percent of the fund allocated to equities exposed it to the stock market’s decline.
The fund stopped backing municipal bonds and cut its contribution to the state last year after board-managed assets shrunk to $17 billion in March 2009 from a peak of $26 billion in mid-2007, a period in which the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunged more than 50 percent. It resumed bond guarantees in February, after the S&P 500 reached a 15-month high.
“It was too weighted to equities because all of a sudden it had to stop backing debt,” said Jaderlund, whose firm focuses on Texas-issued municipal bonds. “You’d think there would be more people with financial expertise.”
Standard & Poor’s, which rates the fund AAA, is one of three credit evaluators that give the fund their highest marks. S&P is satisfied that management practices justify the rating, said James Breeding, the analyst who covers the fund.
“We try not to get into the personalities,” he said.
Retaliatory Effort
State lawmakers’ effort to control the fund is retaliation for controversial school-board decisions, Agosto said. The board in September approved a non-binding resolution urging future social studies textbooks provide “fair coverage” of religions after a citizen asserted Islam was treated more favorably than Christianity in earlier books. The seven-to-six vote came with two members absent.
“The problem is the polarization of each of the members,” he said. “Some legislators want to get back at them.”
Howard said the revelation in October 2009 that one board member took a gift from a company seeking advisory work from the fund is a reason why she will resubmit her bill.
The board member, Rene Nunez, an El Paso Democrat, agreed in June to settle with the Texas Ethics Commission for accepting and not disclosing $729 of gifts from AEW Capital Management, a real estate advisory firm trying to get hired by the board.
The commission imposed a $400 penalty on Nunez, who didn’t return a telephone call seeking comment.
Charter School Funds
The board’s July decision to consider using about $100 million from the fund to buy and lease buildings to charter schools also influenced Howard to try again for professional management, she said. The move seemed political rather than a prudent investment because Texas charter schools don’t usually get state funds for facilities, she said.
Howard’s legislation would create the Permanent School Fund Management Council and require members to “have substantial institutional-investment expertise or institutional financial- management experience.”
She said the council would be under the comptroller’s office, which manages other state money. The legislation would require a statewide vote to amend the constitution.
The board needs professionals to keep investment and curriculum decisions separate, said Ryan Valentine, deputy director of the Texas Freedom Network in Austin, which describes itself as a monitor of “far-right issues, organizations and leaders.” It called the board’s September decision on religion in textbooks “anti-Islam.”
“When you have politicians controlling billions of dollars in investments, politics clouds their decisions,” said Valentine. “Billion-dollar investment decisions can complicate decisions on textbooks.”
To contact the reporter on this story: Darrell Preston in Dallas at dpreston@bloomberg.net.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Tannenbaum at mtannen@bloomberg.net

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gulen's Raindrop Turkish House FREE trips to Turkey for Texas State Educators

Texas State principals and educators enjoy FREE trip supplied by Gulen's Raindrop Turkish House
Watch Utube video on how Raindrop Turkish House works in tandem with the Gulen Charter schools to sponsor the famous Turkish Olympiads. Raindrop uses Taxpayers money.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MapDYCOzRQ&feature=related

This Article is from Gulen's own Today Zaman, we know that much of what comes out of Gulen's media empire is to feed his grand ambition.  This story is probably half true, Yes there was a FREE trip blah blah blah.  The 3 State Texas schools that are offering "Turkish as an elective language" are the Gulen Managed Harmony Science Academys.  Publicly funded, privately managed by brothers of Hizmet.  The fact they are trying to get Turkish state wide as an elective is wishful Gulen propaganda.  Nice going Hizmet, just when we try to convince the world how we really don't have censorship in Turkey and that Article 301 doesn't exist, you start throwing out these Yalan stories.
Are you Texans wondering when you will get your FREE trip to Turkey?

A delegation of school managers and teachers from Texas have come to Turkey to examine the Turkish education system as part of efforts to make Turkish an elective course at state-run schools in the United States.

Three state-run schools in Texas, which is a pilot region, are already offering Turkish as an elective course to their students.
The Texas school managers and teachers came to Turkey as part of an initiative of the Raindrop Foundation.
In the Texas delegation, there are 18 individuals including Texas representative Mark Strama, Austin Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, Austin Executive Director of Curriculum Suzanne Burke and Ramona Trevino, chief academic officer for the Austin Independent School District.
The members of the delegation had meetings with İstanbul Deputy Governor Feyzullah Özcan and İstanbul Deputy Provincial Education Director Şerafettin Turan in which they watched a presentation about he Turkish education system and foreign language education.
Texas educators presented cowboy hats and student mascots to their Turkish counterparts as gifts. Turkish officials presented coffee sets to the members of the Texas delegation as gifts.
The delegation later paid visits to İstanbul High School, which is one of the oldest schools in İstanbul and to Beşiktaş Ufuk College.
Raindrop Foundation President Mehmet Okumuş said the first support for their project to make Turkish an elective course at state-run schools in the United States came from Austin.
“Currently, three state-run schools in Texas have begun to offer Turkish as an elective course. This trip of the Texas delegation is important so that our project can be applied all throughout the US,” he said.
Turkish is seen as an important language by the US, particularly with regard to the issue of national security. The Raindrop Foundation gives Turkish courses to US nationals in regions neighboring Texas: Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas. The Raindrop Foundation also organizes the Turkish Language and Culture Olympiad every year to encourage students to learn Turkish.

Blogs and Web Sites have picked up on this Free trip to Turkey, read more here about what Americans think about this:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Right As Usual: Sneaking Islamic Teaching Under the Radar

Right As Usual: Sneaking Islamic Teaching Under the Radar: "I've been reading about the Gulen charter schools, which are teaching Islam under the guise of international education (primarily Turkish). ..."

Friday, December 10, 2010

TEA-Texas Education Agency updates policy on foreign teachers

Test Approval
Test-takers must be approved to register for exams. For exams administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), approval is determined from the educators TEA account. American Association for family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) requires bar codes.
A person who holds a bachelor’s degree or greater from an accredited university, and who has never been admitted to an SBEC-approved Educator Preparation Program, may take a Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) to demonstrate content mastery.
Candidates in Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs)
Candidates enrolled in educator preparation programs are given approval from their EPP to test.
A teacher who holds a valid Texas classroom teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree may add classroom certification areas by successfully completing the appropriate certification test(s).  
Candidates who hold teaching credentials from another state or country will need to apply for a review of credentials for information on obtaining Texas certification. TEA may determine that tests taken in another State may be comparable to Texas certification tests. If TEA determines that it is necessary to take more examinations, TEA will give the candidate approval for those examinations.
Charter School Testing
To fulfill the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal requirement to be highly qualified, charter school teachers must demonstrate content mastery in their assignment.
·         Available tests through this route are limited to those defined as core content areas by NCLB 
·         Passing a TExES test does not qualify charter school teachers for a Texas educator certificate.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Texas Insider exposes Gulen and the Harmony Science Academys

Under "W" presidency the Harmony Science Academys started the inflitration into Texas


Is Islam Indoctrination in American Schools?
Posted By admin On September 1, 2010 @ 2:28 pm In The Scoop | 56 Comments
And is it funded by taxpayers?
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – In recent months the American public has been made increasingly aware of a secretive foreign network of Islamic radicals that operates dozens of charter schools on U.S. soil.  These schools are linked to an extreme Islamist, Fethullah Gülen, who was charged with trying to create an Islamic state when he tried to overthrow his own Turkish government and enforce Sharia Law.