Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Why Are They Attacking Concept Managed Schools, Allegedly Called Gulen Charter Schools?
There has been an on going systematic attack to the Concept managed charter schools Gulen charter schools such as Horizon Science Academies, Noble Academies, ect., all of which operate in the Midwest. Concept schools, so-called Gulen charter schools, over the ten years from its infancy stand alone with its 100 % college acceptance in its high schools and plenty of academic accomplishments as well as successfully organized annual science and math fairs in the states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri. Interestingly enough, a group of people and some individuals “suddenly” decided to undermine the good-standing reputation of Concept Schools Gulen charter schools through false accusations, and thus forged an online attack by launching free web-pages and blogs that are filled with lies and nonsense.
Who Are They?
Automatically, the question of who they are first pops up in one's mind. Generally speaking these are the people who do not tolerate the very essence of the United States of America: diversity and multiculturalism. Our country is known for its welcoming attitude toward people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. That is why our country is the modern cradle of humanity with its well-established democracy. Furthermore, these people are sparking islamophobia, this is contrary to the very core values of this country, values that cherish religious diversity. These are the same people who demonize elected president Barack Obama simply for him being an African American, and the hypothesis of him perhaps being a Muslim. In addition to this there are a few radical religious and ultra-nationalist sects partaking in this systematic attack.
In essence these are people who prefer personal gain over the benefit of this country. Some ex-teachers of Horizon Schools , aka Gulen schools are spiteful and are trying to defame not only the schools they were once a part of, but their former employers as well. All of this in response to the fact that they were unable to continue their employment with Horizon Schools due to different obstacles arising from their personalities. Once they lost their posts, they almost immediately became the foremost enemies of Horizon Schools that are striving for the success of American children.
So, who then really serves this country? Those who prepare children for college with a 100% acceptance rate nationwide? Or those who attack these institutions just because of their personal loss and ideological hatred? Needless to say, these schools are in service of local communities and global humanity. To love this country requires one to work for the goodness of it. If someone defiles people and institutions that are serving this country with all of their might, it means that he/she is not sincere and even biased toward evil in his intention.
How do we know that this is a systematic attack? Well, they have declared it themselves. Below is a passage quoted from one of these blogs whose sole purpose is to attack Concept Schools, what they call Gulen charter schools:
“A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE EX-TEACHERS AND PARENTS OF EX-STUDENTS (KELLY, BILL, MARY [ADDI], ETC, )AND TO DR. WILLIAMS, SIBEL EDMONDS, DEBBIE FROM "THE RIGHT TRUTH", Reporter Tim Steller from Arizona Desert Star, SHARON FROM " CHARTER SCHOOL SCANDALS" MARK HESS FROM ACT CALIFORNIA WHO KEEPS IT INTO PERSPECTIVE (SHALOM), Kristen Stewart, reporter-Salt Lake Tribune, Victoria Camron- Reporter Longmont Times, Elizabeth Stuart-Reporter Desert News, WEST TEXAS PATRIOTS, BRAVE TEACHERS OF CHICAGO MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY, ET AL.”
Isn't it the connection between and among these people clear enough to understand that these attacks are the products of an organized group/groups? The writer of this entry does not hesitate to thank his colleagues in public. Moreover, in the same entry, they state the method that will be followed:
“ Between now and the beginning of school keep it up. Blog often and communicate everywhere 2 state officials (2 different states have responded) they are alarmed and want answers, have your back up documentation, if you have problems finding it, reach out to us!!! Hit hard on the Islamic and Turkish indoctrination, money fraud, un credentialed foreign teachers. Paper trail is always good to have. Get local media involved, not all are bought off with expensive ads from the schools, talk to your local school districts, teachers, and politicians. Above all educate yourself on charter state laws, regulations, read Gulen's web site and learn what motivates them. Know thy enemy!!” (BiggerFish,”H:\Sites\CompleteSites\gulenwatch.blogspot.com\gulenwatch. blogspot.com\ 2010\07\bigger-fish.html)
What Are They Doing?
These people publish articles in marginal web sites, e.g. Act for America and The Last Crusader, they launch free web pages, and open blogs for the sole purpose of defaming Horizon Schools (Gulen charter schools?). The content on these free web pages and blogs are all the same. One publishes something and then the other republishes it again under a different title. The source of a blog's information is another blog, and another blog, and so on. More interestingly, the people who comment on these entries, or other ones are the same. How do we know this? We know it because the same comment appears under many different entries. For instance, see the following one: