We are proud parents of students at Horizon Science Academies.Recently, our schools have been attacked with false allegations that we are run by Gulen Movement. These allegations have no merit. In response, we created this blog to not only support the truth being exposed, but to show our pride in our schools and their achievements. This blog is for anyone looking for facts about Horizon supported by real data.
Guys, we are having a class on
how to respect diversity
and culture. Don't worry, this is not
a Gulen charter school.
Let's do something different :-) today and review the allegations of the anti-charter group with respect to the Turkish run charter schools, e.g. Gulen charter schools. They have a fatuous idea that the so-called gulen charter schools import foreign teachers, i.e. Turkish teachers, from abroad and thus they foment the unemployment rate here in the US. Instead of giving a panegyric to them on account of their accomplishments in education, the bevy of anti-charter always try to defile their well-standing reputation by forging lies and myths.
They surely see a wraith in the middle of day. They spend all of their vim by peregrinating between real life and imagination. This is not a salubrious act of conduct. In the mean time, one wonders from where they get that much ardor for attacking the imaginary gulen schools.
Just a friendly reminder that there is no need for pugilism. Modern men can talk on the issues that they disagree with each other. In order to circumvent this impasse, we need to act with alacrity, instead of lumbering round this blurry mystery.
It was explained over and over again that to find American teachers that were proficient enough in math and science was not an easy task ten years ago. Most of the Turkish teaching, and the administrative staff as well, in these gulen charters came to the States years ago in this hardship. They filled an indispensable lacuna, so that American kids could advance in two crucial areas, i.e. math and science. Otherwise, they would be illiterate in these fields.
Remember the data that was revealed earlier in this site. Only the ten per cent of the teaching staff is international in these schools. That means that the rest of it, namely ninety percent, is still American.
Another thing that the coterie of the anti-charter schools boast is the recent imprisonment of some pseudo-journalists in Turkey as a part of Ergenekon investigation, which unveils the toady curtain of the deep state. It would be naive to assume that these journalists are ingenious. Once upon a time, they infiltrated into the arteries of Turkish journalism, and now they are toughed to be genuine journalists. Yet, they are not other than the puppets of the deep powers in the state. What they try to do is sedition and machination against the state. These pseudo journalists are not arrested because of the act of journalism, but the deep relationships that they have with the deep state.
Deceased Turkish President Ozal and former
US President George Bush were close buddies.
One last thing and I will wrap it up. Another thing that is pervade in their articles and comments is the allegation of recreating the Ottoman Empire from its ashes. The Ottoman Empire is not something stasis for years and now to be come to life again in a foreign land, the United States. Nobody is discussing the name or the nature of the current Turkish state. It is the Republic of Turkey, not the Ottoman Empire, and nobody is arguing the validity of this statement. Turks have the habit of adapting to the new culture in which they are in. Where ever they go, they bring peace and harmony along with them. Therefore, we should not be irritated by the idea of having Turkish teachers in our schools.
All in all, Americans should be proud of having an excess of diversity more than any other country in the world. Gulen schools, or gulen charter schools -whatever they call them- are American schools and serving the American kids. It is nonsense to vituperate these schools by bringing out the Turkey's internal affairs that has not got to do with the American education system. Turkey is a strong American ally and it will be so in the future.