Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Tribute to the Teachers of Concept Managed Schools, What They Call Gulen Charter Schools

Let’s see what the children and the parents of Concept managed schools, what they call Gulen charter schools, are saying about their teachers, including international ones that are labeled as Gulenists –the followers of Fethullah Gulen- and prejudiced as being non-American. Those who label them are some ex teachers of Concept Schools, teacher’s union, and the members of some other groups that are well know to the public.  Everybody knows that there is not a single charter school which is owned by Mr. Gulen. Nor are there Turkish teachers who have some sort of membership to the movement gathered around the ideas of Gulen. Needless to say, there might be some of them that are inspired by the philosophy of Gulen on education because Gulen is a universally accepted educator and scholar. Then why they label these schools as Gulen schools or Gulen charter schools. Each and every school of Concept has its own unique name and institutional identity. Hence, it is ridiculous to title them as Gulen charters and Gulen charter schools instead of pronouncing their actual names.

We are all living in America and working for the well being of it. Our children are our hopes for the future. Concept managed schools -again they claim them to be as Gulen charter schools- are striving hard to get them ready for their future ahead of them and ready to help them out in this tough life line. So, what we should do is to work together and eliminate the hatred that is separating us from each .

As you can discern below, the children and the parents of the Concept managed schools -with their terminology Gulen charter schools- are well aware of this fact, so that they expressed it overtly in their testimonials about the so-called Gulen charter schools and Gulen charter teachers. Let’s listen to them:

I am very privileged to express the gratitude that I have for the staff at Horizon. These teachers have worked with great dedication and endless commitment with each and every student.

It takes a village of good genuine teachers to teach our children and that’s just what they are doing at Horizon with one child at a time. Thank you Horizon teachers for all of your hard work and your outstanding professionalism.

Every teacher has a genuine concern for each student and helps them to succeed and prepares them for high school and beyond.

We also participate in many in-school and out-of-school activities. In Mrs. Kline’s class (our head of the English and Social Studies department) we’ve gone on several field trips, i.e. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, A Christmas Story House, Motown Historical Museum, bowling, movies, Coventry Village, etc.

The teachers are very reasonable and fair.

There are various clubs and the teachers make the assignments fun with science fairs and school projects.

The teachers are very qualified and I know they want us to succeed.

Ms. Kratz, my math teacher, is really good at what she does.

The teachers here are super about encouraging students to do their very best.

All of the teachers at Horizon give us many academic choices.

For example, the teachers always believe in you and they make sure you try your hardest on everything you do

Another reason is that the teachers here really care about you and your education.

Horizon is full of teachers who are determined to help every student find their full potential. Each teacher will help the students with anything that they need. All of the schools that I have attended in the past did not have teachers who are as determined as the ones at Horizon.

Teachers are here to teach but at this school they inspire. They are compassionate and caring towards the students.

I very much appreciate everything all of my teachers have done for me such as helping me when I’ve had problems with assignments, or just encouraging me to always try and by no means refrain from what I was originally doing.

They are very patience with me, trying to take their time and teach me.

I love all of the teachers and the staff even if I get in trouble. I will always care for them.

The teachers respect me, and I respect them.

When I grow up I will be just like my teachers because they are all great.

The teacher are well teaching us something we are going to get our education because the teacher I love this school.

I am going to stay focus to pass the every test and get a good career thanks to this school and the great teachers.

The teachers here are great they take extra time out of the day to help us and do things step by step with us for us to understand it.

The teachers encourage me to stay on track and turn in my work on time.

The teachers leave no child behind.

Some of the teachers take us to good places.

The teachers are kind and loving.

The principal & teachers go beyond what is expected. For example…. teachers with their families meet students and their family at various activities.

Teachers at HSA really care for each student’s achievement and personality.

I love this school very much because the teachers there really care

my absolute favorite thing about this school is the fact that we can always rely on our teachers when ever we need them including the weekends

I like how all the teachers know your name and they will actually work with you and the really care about stuff thats going on with you outside of school.

The teachers are very understanding and helpful with student. They understand that each student learns differently, and each day several tutoring sessions are held to give students the extra help they need.

The teachers are excellent and the administration is dedicated to providing it’s students with a top notch education.

The teachers seem to care a great deal about the students, and they have certainly met my child’s needs.

The teachers have a genuine concern for the students.

The teachers and staff alike are well aware of the troubles that parents nowadays have in making a decision where to send their children to school.

Teachers communicate with the children and parents regarding any concerns with education and are more than willing to help the children with tutoring and keep the parents aware of any progress made.

Regardless of whatever terminology you use, either Gulen schools or Gulen charter schools, these schools are successful and the students love them.


  1. nice post. i am sure that the teachers will be so happy when they got informed of this. btw is gulen aware of all these? i am sure that majority of teachers in these schools do not know about him. and yet mary and his beloved one mustafa try to defile the reptaion of these charter schools by linking them to mr. gulen and gulen movement.

  2. Look at those statements. They are all terrific. Do you know, by any chance, if Gulen paid a visit either one of these charter schools? If not, then how do these charter school teachers got connected to Gulen and the Gulen Movement? Gulen is an educator himself, but I do not think that he visits so much schools these days. It would be interesting though for Gulen to visit and see what's going on in these charter schools, so that he can develope some new thoghts on American education system.


Plese let us know what you think about the issue of the charter schools allegedly linked to Fethullah Gulen and thus labelled as Gulen charter schools.