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

Thursday, December 12, 2013

FBI raid sister school of Harmony Science Academy in Louisana, Texas Gulen group Turquoise Council implicated

“Finally FBI Raids Turkish Gulen Charter School in Louisiana”
by Donna Garner

12.12.13 -- To view the FBI raid of the Gulen charter school in East Baton Rouge, please go to the following link on WBRZ.com. The Gulen charter schools are tied to Fethullah Gulen who is an Islamist imam. Kenilworth Science and Technology School is connected to the Pelican Foundation, Cosmos Foundation in Texas, Atlas Texas Construction and Trading (a Houston-based contractor), Harmony Charters in Texas, and to other Gulen/Turkish entities around the United States and Turkey: http://www.wbrz.com/videos/fbi-raid-another-scandal-for-charter-school-company/


12.11.13 -- To read the full story about the FBI raid on the Gulen charter school, please read further:“FBI Raid Another Scandal for Gulen Charter School Company”
BATON ROUGE- Wednesday evening's FBI raid on a charter school in East Baton Rouge is the latest item in a list of scandals involving the organization that holds the charter for the Kenilworth Science and Technology School.
Pelican Educational Foundation runs the school [and also Abramson] and has ties to a family from Turkey. The organization lost its school in New Orleans amid allegations of sexual misconduct among students that prompted a state investigation on campuses in the Crescent City and in Baton Rouge. It has also faced lawsuits and allegations from teachers about bad learning environments.
"It was an atmosphere where there was a double standard," one former teacher told WBRZ News 2 in an investigation into the school in EBR. Former teachers were not happy with how things were handled when they spoke with a station reporter two years ago.
No one was ever charged in the sex allegations a school spokesperson pointed out Wednesday as federal investigators moved through the campus collecting items, putting them in boxes and then loading them into a van.
The school receives about $5,000,000 in local, state, and federal tax money. In 2012, the Pelican group was accused of improperly handling money by the Legislative Auditor. A report found about $8600 was improperly used to buy gifts for students who scored high on LEAP tests.
About the same time as allegations and lawsuits began dealing with Pelican charter schools, a BESE member took an improper trip on behalf of another Turkish organization. Linda Johnson, who is no longer on BESE, was fined for breaking the law by the ethics board. She got an all expenses paid trip to Turkey.
Kenilworth Science and Technology School will be open Thursday.

Gulen Texas Turquoise Council Kemal Oksuz implicated in FBI raid on Gulen Charter School

Kemal Oksuz (AKA fondly called the little troll)  of the Gulen Movement, who is also a part of the Gulen Turquoise Council, and other Gulen front
groups is seen here at yet another Gulen Institute dialog dinner with an award for Ambassader Ahmed.
The Turquoise Council is implicated in the latest FBI Raid on the Kenliworth Science and Technology School in Louisana.
The Turquoise Council is one of the Gulen Front Groups that sponsors tribes to Turkey and Azerbaijan for politicians, academia and media in the USA.  Kemal Oksuz was also one of the biggest campaign contributors to Lousiana politicians to squash the bill that would limit foreign operators of American tax supported charter schools.

about the FBI RAID HERE:

Wednesday afternoon the story broke in Baton Rouge media that the Kenilworth Science & Technology School had been raided by the FBI.

The FBI indicated that the raid, which evidently was conducted to gather material evidence in the form of documents and computers, was not a matter of public safety. As a result, it probably was not related to a report earlier this year that a teacher at the school was accused of having inappropriate pictures of children on his cell phone.

Had those charges stuck, that would have been the second scandal of a sexual nature involving a Gulenist school in Louisiana. Abramson Science & Technology Charter School in New Orleans was shut down back in 2011 in the wake of a scandal that started as an investigation into sexual activity involving students at the school and evolved into a possible public bribery investigation. Abramson operated under the same charter organization that Kenilworth operates under: Pelican Educational Foundation.

During the course of the investigation into Abramson, Pelican’s ties to the Gulenist movement were revealed.

By now you’re wondering what the Gulenist movement is, no doubt. The Gulenist movement is a secretive, controversial Islamist movement founded by Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish Islamic scholar with a controversial history and a great many followers and admirers in both the Islamic and Western worlds. However, a close analysis of Gulen and his movement reveals what may very well be a disturbing threat, rather than the benign movement that many suppose. (Gulen fled Turkey for the US in 1998 and settled in a massive, fortified compound in rural Pennsylvania.)

Gulen preaches peace on the one hand – while on the other hand, credible reports indicate that the Gulenists control the secret police and judicial bureaucracy in Turkey, both of which have been key to brutally suppressing recent pro-democracy protests there. But Gulen’s primary relevance to Americans comes from something quite peculiar – namely, the fact that his movement is associated with roughly 1,200 schools in numerous countries around the globe, including approximately 135 schools here in the USA. The American Gulenist schools are mostly taxpayer-subsidized charter schools and there is much to be concerned about, both in terms of their goals and operations. And Americans – and in particular those Americans charged with credentialing these schools – know scant little about with whom they’re dealing.

In reviewing the long-form literature on Fethullah Gulen, without exception, every single book about Gulen paints him in a positive, almost saint-like light. In order to fully grasp the man and his motivations, one has to read his own work – the most troubling and revealing of which is his 1998 book Prophet Muhammad as Commander.

While much of the book details the life of Muhammad as a military commander and political leader, the opening sections of the book reveal more about the author than they reveal about Muhammad, about whom much is already known and documented. The first 37 pages of Prophet Muhammad as Commander contain revealing, troubling passages that provide a window on Fethullah Gulen’s views on Jihad and warfare.

In Prophet Muhammad as Commander, Gulen explains Muslim hostility toward non-Muslims in a similar manner that most non-Muslims will find at least very curious:

“For this reason, a Muslim’s enmity towards unbelievers is, in fact, in the form of pitying them.”

Gulen ties this pity in with the concept of “compassion.” Unbelievers who deny that Allah is the only god and that Muhammad was his prophet are thought to be committing an “injustice.” Out of “compassion” for those unbelievers and to prevent them from committing further injustice, Muslims have enmity towards them and in some cases fight them as enemies.

Jihad as a concept fits in with justice. In fact, according to Gulen (page 20), Jihad is integral to justice:

“God does not approve wrongdoing and disorder. He wills that human beings should live in peace and, accordingly, that justice should prevail amongst them. It is therefore incumbent upon those who believe in One God and worship Him faithfully to secure justice in the world. Islam calls this responsibility jihad.”

Gulen then goes on to explain the various forms of jihad, including warfare. Again, on page 20, Gulen states the purpose of Jihad:

“…to establish the supremacy of His religion and to make His Word prevail.”

In the same section, Gulen then clearly articulates the aim of establishing a worldwide caliphate:

“Besides the holy struggle, the principle of amr bi ‘l-ma’ruf wa nahy an al-munkar (enjoining the good and forbidding the evil) seeks to convey the Message of Islam to all human beings in the world and to establish a model Islamic community on a world-wide basis.”

Most ominously, Gulen makes a call in the book that reads an awful lot like a call for the Islamic world to acquire nuclear weaponry:

“…believers should also equip themselves with the most sophisticated weaponry. Force has an important place in obtaining the desired result, so believers cannot be indifferent to it. Rather they must be much more advanced in science and technology than unbelievers so that they should not allow unbelievers to use ‘force’ for their selfish benefit. According to Islam, ‘right is might’; so, in order to prevent might from being right in the hands of unbelievers and oppressors, believers must be mightier than others.”

“An Islamic state…should be able to secure peace and justice in the world and no power should have the courage to make corruption in any part of the earth. This will be possible when Muslims equip themselves with a strong belief and righteousness in all their affairs, and also with scientific knowledge and the most sophisticated technology.”

What does all this have to do with a charter school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? Well, Gulen’s most significant foreign enterprise is his network of charter schools. As such, it is important for people to be aware of the philosophy of the man who started the movement.

Gulenist Charter School Scandals

The one overriding characteristic of Gulen charter schools here in America seems to be their propensity for scandal of all sorts. Here is a partial list of articles online dealing with these scandals. In reviewing this list, ask yourself: should taxpayer money be going to a foreign organization founded by an Islamist whose schools seem fraught with scandal?

1. Turkish-Gulen Charter Schools Under Federal Investigation

The FBI, the Department of Education and the Department of Labor are reported to be investigating a systematic kick-back scheme used by the charter school employees to funnel money—taxpayer sourced money—to the Gulen movement.

2. Discrimination lawsuit filed against Truebright Science Academy Charter School in Pennsylvania

Truebright is a Turkish-Gulen charter school. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in its 6 April 2013 online edition that a former English teacher at the school had filed a civil rights suit alleging the Turkish-run charter school discriminated against employees based on gender and national origin. In addition to the suit, at least nine Truebright staffers filed initial discrimination complaints with the EEOC.

Truebright’s board, top administrators and 1/3 of its teachers are Turkish.

Truebright is currently in a battle to renew its charter. The School Reform Commission voted not to renew Truebright’s charter on 18 different grounds, including poor academic performance and a lack of certified teachers. And the school is the defendant in a lawsuit long in coming.

3. Louisiana Gulen Charter School Scandal

Abramson Science & Technology Charter School in eastern New Orleans was shut down by the state of Louisiana. Among the reasoning for the decision: (i) Turkish teachers who had trouble communicating in English; (ii) Students attending courses with no teachers; (iii) Possible improprieties involving standardized testing; (iv) Allegations of attempted public bribery by Turkish organizations of Louisiana Department of Education officials.

4. Lancaster, Pennsylvania school districts rejects Gulen Charter School application

It is not necessarily noteworthy that a Gulen charter application would be opposed, or even rejected, but the reasons behind this rejection indicate oddities at best, namely errors cited in the application, including carelessness and numerous “cut and paste” segments from other charter school applications which had no relevance to the application at hand. A total lack of knowledge by the applicants of curriculum planning and a probably insufficient amount of lesson plans.(This would appear to border on fraud.)

5. Ohio Gulen Charter Schools Targeted by Department of Labor Investigation

The federal investigation which we mentioned at the outset of this memorandum is not the only mention of Gulen charter schools as targets of federal investigation. In 2011, one of the sixteen Gulen charter schools in Ohio was reportedly targeted by the Department of Labor for its use of H1-B visas. The investigation had been ongoing since 2008.

Auditors found some very unusual line item entries on the school administrator’s books, including fees paid to people living in Turkey and people never employed by the school. There was even an item listed as $13,000 for “illegal immigration fees.”

Note also that the property owner of the schools, from which the schools lease property, is located in Turkey. That property owner gets $600,000 over 5 years of Ohio taxpayer money!

6. Peoria, Illinois Gulen Charter School Operator Denies Association with Gulen

The operator of Quest Charter Academy in Peoria, Illinois, Engin Blackstone (aka Elgin Karatas), told CBS’ 60 Minutes that his school had no association with Fethullah Gulen. However, that may have been a lie. In this article, in the comments section, the spouse of a former Quest employee claims that her husband accompanied Blackstone/Karatas on a trip to visit personally with Gulen in Pennsylvania.

7. Massachusetts Gulen School Gets High Marks Despite Bad Data

The Pioneer Charter School of Science won praise from state education officials. But an examination of the school’s actual performance told a different story:

  • Students with disabilities experienced a high attrition rate, possibly impacting test scores.
  • The overall attrition rate among students was unusually high.
  • $84,215 of the school’s annual budget went to legal and immigration-related fees. An interesting sidenote, while Pioneer was hiring foreign teachers to fill its needs, a Boston charter school (not a Turkish-Gulen school) had openings for 58 teachers and received 4,100 applicants!
  • Only 56.7% of Pioneer’s teachers were licensed in their teaching assignment. By comparison, in local public schools, 99.5% of teachers were licensed and statewide in Massachusetts, the figure was 97.5%.

8. Loudon County, Virginia School Board Turns Down Charter for Gulen School

This received a great deal of publicity. Again, that the charter was denied is not the story. The reasons why the charter was denied is the story:

  • Significant gaps in academic and operational plans submitted by the applicants:
  • Loose curriculum
  • Questionable financial assumptions
  • Inadequate transportation plan

The Loudon school was going to be modeled after a Gulen school in Anne Arundel County that had a troubled past with questionable management practices, including financial ones. In fact the school ended up in a lawsuit with the school board over its charter.

We could easily supply a dozen more examples of Gulen schools with sketchy – or worse – administrative, ethical and academic issues. The movement has a very ugly record of performance as a charter school operator, so much so that since the Gulen movement is the largest operator of charter schools in America the repeated instances of scandal threaten the charter school movement. That’s a shame – charters in New Orleans have shown great potential for educational improvement thanks to their record in New Orleans, but the teachers’ unions and others invested in the educational status quo are seeking any angle to derail their progress.

And the never-ending string of scandals surrounding Gulen schools is just such an angle.

The Louisiana Connection And Wednesday’s FBI Raid

One recurring theme in all Gulenist schools is their use of the H1-B visa program to import male teachers from Turkey to teach at the schools. This activity has gotten the movement accused of discrimination, and worse. In many cases American teachers have lost out on jobs, only to find out that the Turkish aliens brought in to teach in their place could barely speak English.

Further, allegations have been made that what’s really going on with all the H1-B visa recipients brought in as teachers in Gulen schools is an intricate fleecing of taxpayers, which works like this: the going rate for charter school teachers in a given community might be, for example, $40,000 – and the state funding for a charter school would reflect salaries of that size. But in Turkey, a $40,000 salary would be considered a king’s ransom – per capita income in that country was just $15,200 last year. Therefore, the Gulen schools won’t encounter much resistance when it tells teachers it offers to import from Turkey that they’ll have to kick back a huge portion of their taxpayer-funded income to the Gulen movement – and thus that’s exactly, it’s alleged, what happens.

This caught the attention of State Representative Cameron Henry in the 2013 legislative session when he filed a bill that would have limited the number of employees hired by Louisiana state-funded charter schools who were in the country on H1-B visas. Henry’s legislation would have gotten right to the heart of the matter – with a very reasonable restriction that no more than 3.5 percent of the school’s employees be H1-B visa recipients (or 1 in 29), and that the people or groups submitting requests to start charter schools be American citizens.

Unfortunately, Henry’s bill hit hard where it hurt for some powerful, politically connected people in Louisiana. It seems that the number one donor to the Louisiana Republican Party in 2012 was none other than a Gulenist organization out of Texas. Kemal Oksuz, president of the Turquoise Council, a Texas-based group closely related to the Gulenist movement and the Harmony charter schools in that state, donated $83,000 to the state GOP, making him its largest donor during 2012.

I am not making an accusation that this donation bought the Gulen movement any special treatment by the state GOP, or the Jindal administration. In fact, members of that administration told supporters of the Henry bill that they were in favor of it.

But the charter school industry itself, which has stood by silently as this foreign influence in US education spawns scandal after scandal, didn’t share that position. In Louisiana the industry went even further, defending Kenilworth and Pelican despite the prior scandal involving Abramson. This took the form of hiring high-priced, politically-connected lobbyists to label Henry’s bill “racist” and “xenophobic.”

And the bill was killed in the House Education Committee after a host of parents with children in charter schools testified against it. This followed an interesting bit of romance the Gulen movement attempted within the state legislature the Hayride was able to expose.

It’s worth mentioning that the Executive Director of the Louisiana Charter Schools Association is Caroline Roemer Shirley, the daughter of the former governor. Shirley’s brother is Chas Roemer – the president of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Earlier this year, BESE granted a five-year extension of Kenilworth’s charter – a decision which, in light of the FBI’s visit to the school on Wednesday, doesn’t look like the wisest BESE could have made.

The question is, does the charter school industry know about all of these disturbing details surrounding the Gulenist movement and its charter schools and choose to look the other way, or are they simply ignorant as to the facts?

With the FBI raid a new chapter in this saga has opened in Louisiana – and the charter school industry and lobbyists won’t be able to run interference for the Islamists any more. For many of us who are in favor of school choice and charter schools, the Kenilworth-Gulen debacle is a disaster on two levels: first, granting charters and dispensing taxpayer dollars to an Islamist movement with such a shady history is outrageous and dangerous in its own right. And second, there will be real damage from this scandal – damage those who are comfortable trapping disadvantaged children in lousy public schools will use to their advantage.

- See more at: http://thehayride.com/2013/12/holton-maybe-now-theyll-pay-attention-to-the-gulen-schools/#sthash.J1olEoNy.dpuf






Monday, November 18, 2013

Proposed Gulen Charter School (Harmony Science) for Washington DC, has a prospective board member STEP DOWN

As reported in our article following this one about Salim Sharif and the scandal at a school he had to resign from.  Soner Tarim of Harmony Texas has replaced Salim with another board member.

The DC School district is to vote this week on whether to approve the school.  Based on Soner Tarim's poor business decisions and lack of oversight on this Washington DC school.  There are too many questions that are left unanswered at this point, especially about where Texas money fits into this latest Gulen Movement scam. 

In the usual predictable nature, the Gulenists have responded to the article in the typical "happy parents" from Texas that just happened to stroll by a Washington DC Article.  The words and comments are the same now as they have been for 4 years. 

Gulenists, you work way too hard to cover up the obvious.

Harmony Charter vote set for next week; appplicant group replaces one member

By Emma Brown, Published: November 13

The D.C. Public Charter School Board will vote next week on whether to allow Harmony Public Schools to open its doors in the District next fall, amid questions about its leadership and business practices.

Harmony, the largest charter-school operator in Texas, has a solid academic record but faces lingering questions about its contracting and immigration policies, as well as allegations of connections to a controversial Muslim cleric.

There has also been a recent change in the group that would lead the effort to establish the D.C. school. A member of the group who has been involved in a controversy in Prince George’s County school system resigned in late October, and has been replaced, Harmony’s superintendent told the Washington Post in an interview.

In its application, the charter network listed three members of the D.C. founding group: Harmony Superintendent Soner Tarim, Communications Director Julie Norton and local educator Sharif Salim.

Salim, a former administrator in D.C. Public Schools, was co-founder and principal of Village Learning Center, a D.C. public charter school that was closed in 2004 for fiscal mismanagement and other problems.

Salim went on to work for Prince George’s County Public Schools, according to the resume submitted as part of Harmony’s charter application.

According to county court records, Salim was demoted in 2011 from his position as a middle-school principal after an employee at his school — who was also his son — admitted to hitting a disabled student. Salim has sued the school system, alleging that he was the victim of discrimination because he was the only practicing Muslim among the county’s public school principals.

Neither Salim nor his lawyer responded to requests for comment.

Asked about Salim’s work history, Tarim said Salim resigned from the founding group in late October “for personal reasons.” Tarim said that he met Salim at a conference last year and was impressed with his reputation in the community, but was unaware of the details of Salim’s past employment.

Tarim said he had identified a new member of the founding group, a lawyer for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group. The lawyer, Renita Thukral, could not be immediately reached for comment.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gulen Charter School in Texas submits application for a charter school in Washington DC - Dr. Soner Tarim

Sharif Salim M.ed is listed on page 393 of the charter application as a board member of the proposed Harmony School of Excellence in Washington DC. 

Salim has taught Ancient History, in the D.C. Public School System, and served as Acting Principal of Theodore Roosevelt High School from 1987 through 1992. He also founded the Muslim Community School in 1980, which is located in Potomac, Maryland. The school offers Pre-K through grade twelve, and at its peak, student enrollment reached 400.
MORE ON SHARIF SALIM M. ed (African American Muslim Convert) at the end of this post. 
Soner Tarim, Superintendant of Gulen “inspired” Harmony Charter Schools in Texas, has boldly tried to file an application for a charter school in Washington, DC.  Here is the application:
The proposed Gulen operated charter school in DC will be called Harmony School of Excellence.  Are we to assume that Texas money will cross state lines into Washington DC?  Gulenist supporter Sharif Salim M.Ed on page 393 appears as a “Board member of this proposed school” (see below for more on Salim)
Page 11, lists “Bridgespan” as giving the “seed money” to open this school. Which you can bet is another newly created Turkish investment group much like the TruGlobe that purchased the defaulted property in Atlanta where Fulton Science Academy (lost their charter mandate and now is a private school) is located. Not a bad deal, The school and their Grace Institute, defaulted on a $19 million loan to Wells Fargo, then TruGlobe purchased the property back on the courthouse steps auction for a mere $3 million. Pocketing the $16 million
Perhaps the DC Unified school district should read up on Dr. Soner Tarim (Marine Biologist) and learn of his admitted ties to Gulen and how Gulen inspires him. Tarim was outed in the New York Times for anti-American activities of preferential treatment and favoritism of Turkish businesses and contracts. Their preferential hiring of h1-b Visa Teachers (Male from Turkic countries) over Americans has cost jobs and further economic woes for Texas Taxpayers.
The Gulen Movement is embedded with American politics, and in Washington DC their mother lobbying group is Rumi Forum and Faruk Taban with the Turkic American Council which sponsors dinners and business forums with Congress members with Turkic countries.
*Sharif Salim M.ed
Sharif is a black muslim convert who grew up on the mean streets of Washington DC and has mentored many troubled black youth especially in the world of boxing.
More about Sarif Salim here:
More on Sharif Salim or Saarif Salim, it appears while he was principal at yet another school in DC, one of the teachers was charged with assault on a student.  Salim shortly left the school on a “leave” it is unclear if this is the same “SALIM” or if he left voluntarily.
The Gulenists have once again latched on to a minority and no doubt sniffed out the federal and state money available for developing schools in impoverished areas with high African American students.
Interview with Sharif Salim as the manager of Boxer Seth Mitchell:
“Salim, a D.C. resident who was a school principal and now opens charter schools, touts boxing as an avenue to prosperity, or at the least a platform to build character and heart. He sees enough technique and ample character and heart in Mitchell, enough of all of that to gain revenge on Banks.”

Monday, August 12, 2013

Harmony Science Academy gets "Needs Improvement" status

Lubbock County school districts met standard according to 2013 ratings

Harmony Science Academy rated 'needs improvement'

Posted: August 8, 2013 - 3:00pm | Updated: August 9, 2013 - 12:35am

“Other Lubbock County schools that scored below target are Idalou Elementary School, Slaton Junior High School and Harmony Science Academy — a charter school.”


This puts a lie to the Gulen Movement’s claim that their schools are all high performing.  The only thing that is high performing is the Gulen’s propaganda, Public Relations and false advertising scams.



Gulen Charter Schools Self Dealings with only Turkish Operated Businesses need to bid

Over $25 million in American Tax money was awarded to "Turkish owned" businesses that service the Harmony Science Academies. 

And still no justice for JR Johnson Construction who with their sub contractors worked on the Harmony School of Political Science and Communication to only be stiffed by the Gulen Movement.

Why is the Gulen Movement not wanting to pay American businesses for services?  Simple- the money they pay to the Turkish operated businesses gets laundered back to the movement.

Besides illegally hiring Gulen male teachers overseas via fraudulent h1-b Visas the Gulencs are destroying the American Economy and jobs with refusal to support American operated businesses and employees.  


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stop Gulen Schools in America, SIGN PETITION to the US Government

Stop the Gulen Movement and the Gulen operated charter schools in the USA.  They have no place in American education no in our lawmaking policies.  The Gulen Movement is not American nor has any alliegance to America except to grab American tax dollars intended to educate our children.   PLEASE FORWARD THIS ON TO 5 of your friends.  Have them check the school list at http://www.charterschoolscandals.blogspot.com and consider more protests in front of Gulen operated schools.  They must be stopped.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Harmony Science Academy, Protest at the American home of exiled Imam Fethullah Gulen by Americans

  • 1:00pm until 4:00pm in EDT
  • 1865 Mount Eaton Road iin Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, 18353


    1- İstiklal Marşı
    ... 2-Atatürk, silah arkadaşları ve gezi eyleminde cemaat polisi tarafından hunharca katledilen arkadaşlarımız için 1 dakikalık saygı duruşu
    3-10. Yıl Marşı
    4-Hazırlanan bildirinin basına okunması ve dağıtılması
    5-fetullah gerçeğinin basın aracılığı ile hem ABD'ye hem de Dünya'ya anlatılması
    6-Eylemin bitişi

    YILANIN ADRESİ: 1857 Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
    Eylem Saati: 1 pm de başlayacak...


    Fethullah Gulen, A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING!

    Our fellow Americans,
    We as Turkish-Americans are here to warn you about this very dangerous man! This man is an extremist Islamist with intentions of spreading Sharia Law all over the world. We know! And we are here to warn you and expose him!

    When living in Turkey, Gulen was a staunch enemy of secularism. He pushed for an authoritarian Islamic state. In fact, a Wikileaks wire reveals how Istanbul Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva tried to warn USA of this man’s activities, saying he is a “radical Islamist” whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.

    After Gulen fled Turkey in 1998, upon being charged with seeking to overthrow the secular Turkish government to replace it with an Islamic Republic, he was able to secure a visa to move to USA.

    How did he receive his residency status while he was ‘wanted’ by the –then- Turkish Government? This is still a mystery. Now, this man owns and operates charter schools in USA –through various foundations- despite the fact his Madrasas were outlawed in countries like Russia and Uzbekistan. His schools were under investigation in the Netherlands. Plus, the origin of his immense wealth, which he used to open and operate these schools all over the world, is unclear. Who is behind him?

    On July 13, Turkish Americans and anyone who believes in secular democracy and human rights are getting together to protest him, in front of his home in Pennsylvania! The protest will be peaceful and our message is clear, the USA should not shelter or host a dangerous man like this while we are fighting extremists all over the world. War on terror should start at home!

    1- USA and Turkish National Anthems
    2- A moment of silence for our Turkish friends who died fighting these extremists in Turkey and for anyone who died on war on terror. And for the heroes who fought for the secular Turkish Republic, Ataturk and his comrades in arms.
    3-10th year anthem
    4-Reading and disbursement of the statement
    5-Information on Fetullah Gulen
    6-Finish and goodbyes

    Address: 1865 Mount Eaton Road iin Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, 18353
    Protests date and time: July 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

    Bring your signs and slogans! We are going to show the world this snake!

    If you taught at one of these Charter Schools and were fired we would like you to speak.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013

    Harmony Science Academy "Mediocre rankings for Turkish Gulen Harmony Charter Schools"

    “Mediocre Rankings for Turkish Gulen Harmony Charter Schools”
    by Donna Garner
    [After the newspaper article below, I have posted the individual rankings for the Turkish Gulen Harmony Charter Schools in the Houston area. From what I can see, the Harmony Charters are definitely a “mixed bag” with a number of them scoring below average. This stands in stark contrast to the marketing campaign that Harmony conducts in which they try to make the public think they are far superior charter schools.
    I believe that because so many of the Harmony teachers are fresh from Turkey that they do not have the English proficiency skills that are needed to be excellent teachers. I am also very concerned about the type of Muslim indoctrination which may be occurring in the Harmony Charters. – Donna Garner]
    “Harmony Charter Schools Receive Mixed Grades in Latest Rankings”

    April 25, 2013

    by: Laura Isensee
    More than 9,000 students in Greater Houston attend a Harmony Public School.
    It’s known as a flagship charter school network in Texas.
    It focuses on math, science and technology and recently won nearly $30 million dollars from the federal government.
    But not all Harmony charter schools got the same grade in the latest rankings from Children at Risk.
    Bob Sanborn is president and CEO of the advocacy group.
    “When you look at those top Harmony schools, the data is very clear. Those are pretty good schools. But when you look at the whole thing, you get sort of a mixed bag.”
    Children at Risk gave A’s and B’s to half of the Harmony schools. The other half got a C or lower. Three Harmony campuses got an F.
    “We’re not really focusing on the reputation. Reputation has built itself in recent years.”
    That’s Ozgur Ozer, the chief academic officer at Harmony Public Schools.
    “Our aim is progress, continuous progress, so whenever we see we are not doing as well, we just want to focus on there and to improve our programs.”
    To improve, Ozer says Harmony will analyze school data and share best practices among all its campuses.
    Children at Risk – Greater Houston School Rankings 2013 -- http://childrenatrisk.org/research/school-rankings
    The number to the right is the state ranking out of 1171 high schools:
    Harmony Science School – Harris County – 38
    The number to the right is the state ranking out of 1840 middle schools:
    Harmony School of Science – Harris Co. – 5
    Harmony School of Excellence – Harris Co. – 51
    Harmony School of Innovation – Harris Co. – 63
    Harmony Science Academy – Harris Co. – 193
    Harmony School of Discovery – Harris Co. – 206
    Harmony Science Academy – Harris Co. – 360
    Harmony School of Excellence -- Harris Co. – 730Harmony School of Fine Arts – Harris Co. – 924
    Harmony Science Academy – Houston -- Harris Co. – 1509
    Harmony School of Ingenuity – Harris Co. – 1518
    Greater Houston Elementary School Ratings 2013
    The number to the right is the state ranking out of 4059 elementary schools:
    Harmony School of Excellence – Harris Co. – 771
    Harmony School of Science – Harris Co. – 1279
    Harmony School of Discovery – Harris Co. – 2433
    Harmony School of Innovation – Harris Co. – 2863
    Harmony Science Academy -- Harris Co. – 3260
    Harmony School of Excellence – Harris Co. – 3665
    Harmony School of Ingenuity – Harris Co. – 3873
    Harmony School of Fine Arts – Harris Co. – 3908
    Harmony Science Academy – Harris Co. – 3947
    To see the methodology used in the Children at Risk 2013 school rankings: http://childrenatrisk.org/research/school-rankings/methodology
    “Behind the Doors of Turkish Gulen Charter Schools”
    by Donna Garner
    Mary Addi is a former Gulen charter school teacher who tells in a YouTube what goes on behind the doors of the Gulen Schools. Mrs. Addi is married to a Muslim man who is from Turkey himself, but she and her husband have traveled around the country telling the public of their great concerns about the Gulen charter schools.
    In Texas, there are 38 Gulen charters; they are called the Harmony Schools and are run by the Cosmos Foundation. Different states have different names for these Turkish schools, but they are all tied together with H1-B temporary visa male teachers and administrators from Turkey who constantly switch schools.
    This YouTube of Mary Addi telling her story is gripping; and because of her involvement in Loudoun County, Virginia, she was able to help influence the Loudoun County School Board on Feb. 26, 2013, to vote 8 to 1 against opening the Loudon Math and IT Gulen Charter School.
    Please read the details of the Loudoun Co. School Board meeting:
    Mary Addi has set up her own website – http://www.charterschoolwatchdog.com/ -- where people can find out more about these Turkish Gulen schools:
    We here in Texas are pushing our Texas Legislature to establish safeguards for charter schools, and these safeguards need to be established in every state:
    Here are two sets of charter school safeguards that have been proposed by various experts.
    1. That a financial audit conducted under generally accepted accounting practices by an independent, reputable auditor be required - and publicly available - from any charter school operator applying for bond guarantees or other financial incentives;
    2. That the name, address, and citizenship of all board members and key administrators applying for said guarantee(s) or other financial incentives issued by the state be recorded and made available to the public;
    3. That the funds in the underlying bonds or other financial incentives to privately owned, publicly financed schools are to be used solely for schools within Texas;
    4. Severe criminal penalties for fraudulent activities involving bond guarantees or other financial incentives issued by states - such as a Class 2 Felony for criminal or securities fraud violations.
    Safeguards proposed in the 82nd Legislative Session in Texas but that the Texas Legislature did not pass:
    1. Proof of U. S. citizenship for all charter school operator board members and top five highest-paid administrators. (Public ISD trustees must be U. S. citizens.)
    2. Names, titles, and biographies posted online for all charter operator board members and top five highest-paid administrators.
    3. Check registers posted online

    Here is a recent article from Massachusetts: 2.21.13 – “Turkish-born educators seek to expand charter schools in Massachusetts” – by Steven A. Rosenberg, Boston Globe:
    6.6.11 – “Charter schools tied to Turkey grow in Texas” – New York Times -- by Stephanie Saul: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/education/07charter.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&