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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Texas Charter School Dispute Involves Turkish Government

Harmony Public Schools has 46 Texas campuses, including six in Austin.
Harmony has been accused of having ties to a controversial Muslim cleric; school officials deny it.
Harmony has been accused of hiring Turkish teachers over American teachers
Spending $7 million over a 15-year-period to hire foreign teachers. Paying those teachers as much as $18,000 per year more than their American peers. Awarding multimillion dollar contracts to former employees.
Those are just a few of the allegations that the Turkish government has hurled at the Houston-based Harmony Public Schools in what appears to be a foreign political battle spilling onto Texas soil.
Attorneys representing Turkey filed a 32-page complaint to the Texas Education Agency in May about the state’s largest public charter school network, whose founders are Turkish-American. The document details accusations of discriminatory employment and unethical contract bidding practices, and ties to Muslim cleric Fethullah G├╝len, who is accused of trying to overthrow the Turkish government.
“That’s a lot of money flowing out to these affiliated companies and the total dollars are north of we think over $150 million,” said John Martin, attorney with international law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, about Harmony’s vendors. “There’s every red flag there that there is extensive self-dealing going on.”
Harmony’s chief executive officer Soner Tarim said the charter network — which has 46 campuses in Texas including six in Austin — has been unfairly targeted. A majority of Turkish citizens who live in Texas voted against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2014 and the government thinks Harmony is behind it, he said.
“This is a baseless attack and it is nothing but harassment,” Tarim said. “I am sad to see a foreign agent … not only harass us but our state agencies. I’d rather spend my time to focus on Texas children.”

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