Gulen's American Empire

Gulen's American Empire
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Are the H1-b Visas of Gulen Charter Schools about to face hard times?

Off in a small corner of the immigration policy world there is an intriguing side-show – it is a battle which pits one group of conservatives against another in a fascinating contest that the mainstream media has all but ignored.
In one corner there is a player as reactionary as they come, the Islamic president/dictator of Turkey; in the other is a conservative Islamic religious leader, another Turk, and his allies in the American charter school movement.
Turkey's authoritarian's ruler is Recep Erdogan; he is at loggerheads with his former ally, Fethullah Gulen, the self-exiled leader of an Islamic cult that is devoted to undoing the reforms of modern Turkey's George Washington, Kamal Ataturk. Gulen's followers in the U.S. have created a series of charter schools which use public school moneys, via staff extortions, to support the cult's activities. The Gulen schools, which have also used political contributions to shore up their position, are charters, and, as such, are sheltered by conservatives promoting charters generally. Erdogan has said that he wants Gulen extradited from Pennsylvania to Turkey because of his alleged ties to the failed coup in Turkey.
Why is this of any interest to immigration policy types?
In spite of the presence of tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands of unemployed U.S.-trained teachers, Gulen's schools continue to use local tax funds to secure H-1B visas for, and to provide wages for, teachers from Turkey, including in a few cases English teachers, as we have reported previously.
Why are the Gulen schools so interested in recruiting Turkish teachers (and often paying them more than U.S. teachers in the same schools)? To some extent it is a Tammany Hall sort of nepotism – let's use public funds to help our landsmen – but there is another apparent motive. According to a long, detailed, and stinging report by LA Weekly, there is a highly organized, systematic shake-down of Turkish teachers to benefit Gulen cult organizations. The name of one of Gulen's collectors in one of his school systems, the amounts raised, and their transportation, in cash, to cult meetings are all spelled out in detail.
While efforts have been made in Georgia and in southern California to shut down some of the Gulen schools (for their hiring and financing malpractices), no one has been indicted, at least not yet.
Meanwhile, the Gulen schools have been investigated by the FBI for years, newspapers have printed multiple exposes, a state auditor caught a Gulen operation in Oklahoma obtaining more than $4 million via grossly inflated rent charges from public funds, and an excellent documentary film, "Killing Ed," has been produced on all this corruption.
Why, with all this evidence, has no one been charged with anything?
I asked this question of Robert Amsterdam, a Canadian lawyer retained by the government of Turkey to look into these matters; he said he was puzzled too, and suggested that (1) charter schools have a lot of support, particularly from conservatives, and (2) maybe the CIA was discouraging any federal action.
In addition, I think there may be a hesitation in some journalistic circles (a whiff of political correctness, if you will) to examine a system which relates to a particular nationality, that of the Turks.
Further, I think the facts are so hard to believe -- U.S. public school moneys being used to fund intra-Islamic squabbles in Turkey – that reporters are reluctant to tackle them, valid though they appear to be.
Change Coming? All of this may be about to change because of one of President-elect Trump's appointments. According to the Daily Caller:
An intelligence consulting firm founded by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's top military adviser, was recently hired as a lobbyist by an obscure Dutch company with ties to Turkey's government and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Further, we know that President Erdogan has joined Donald Trump at one or more hotel opening ceremonies in Turkey; this was well before the presidential campaign. So Gen. Flynn, who is known to be opposed to Gulen, and who is soon to be the National Security Adviser to the President, might well let it be known in government circles that he has no opposition at all to Gulen school administrators being indicted.
That, combined with the wealth of evidence on these schools' finances, might just change matters.

GulenMovementVisaScam  Click here To CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) David North Article

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Second Gulen private school to sell Amity School of Brooklyn, NY where Magnolia's Varol Gurler taught

Is money tight in the USA for the Gulen Network? Amity School the Gulen operated private school in Brooklyn, NY .  The Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) has put up one of its private schools in Brooklyn, New York for sale due to economic problems, reports said on Wednesday.
The terror group’s U.S.-based schools have frequently been scrutinized for a number of irregularities and have been raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).FETÖ has put up its the Amity School on sale due to economic problems while FBI investigate the terror group’s US-based schools
The Amity School, which was put up on sale via Cushman & Wakefield Company, is located in a 7-square-meter field in Brooklyn, New York. No details about the private school’s sale price are yet to be mentioned on the sale advert.
According to information posted on the official website of the school, 256 students have been receiving education since 1999.
FETÖ runs a global network of charter and private schools, from Africa to Central Asia but mostly in the U.S. to gain income and impose its ideas to the students.
Charter and private schools linked to FETÖ in the U.S. are facing several probes by FBI in four states, although the FBI is quiet about the progress of the probes, which is reportedly focused on shady business practices by the charter and private school chains.
The schools in the U.S., some of which have changed names over time, were opened in the late 1990s and beginning of the 2000s. Around 60,000 students attend the schools annually.
FETÖ’s schools in the U.S. are usually gathered under umbrella organizations and are managed through foundations. As an example, there are 46 schools — all under the name “Harmony” in Texas, 30 schools under the name “Concept” in and around Ohio, as well as Magnolia.
While the judicial processes continue over FETÖ’s schools in the U.S., the American public has also started to express more doubts about the schools, according to U.S. media reports.
Residing in Pennsylvania since 1999, FETÖ’s leader Fetullah Gülen is the man who controls these schools and the $500 million annual income.
FETÖ[Office1] is the terror group not only behind the failed July 15 coup attempt but a string of crimes including two previous attempts to overthrow democratically-elected government in Turkey, money laundering, sham trials and imprisonment of its foes through its infiltrators within the police and judiciary systems, as well as the state apparatus.
Several countries, including Chad, Guinea, Iraq, Pakistan, Rwanda and Somalia, took action following the July 15 coup attempt regarding FETÖ schools in their respective countries to be transferred to the Turkish Maarif Foundation

Amity School of  Brooklyn, NY is the second private Gulen school to sell the first was Putnam School of Science in CT.

Gulenist VAROL GURLER taught at Amity School but is now Principal of  Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana (Elementary School)  We have discussed his moving around the USA here:  

Amity School Varol Gurler   <-----Click

Varol Gurler at Magnolia Science Academy Ribbon cutting

Varol Gurler at Amity School Graduation 3 years ago (Gulen Private School)

Gulen Private School Brooklyn Amity School Profile from Gulen Cemaat

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

North American University Houston Texas A Gulen private non-profit University UPDATE President has arrest warrant part of FETO Serif Ali Tekalan

and you thought the Gulen Movement only had publicly funded charter schools?

NAU History

North American University, formerly known as North American College, was operated by the Texas Gulf Foundation (TGF), a non-profit educational organization founded on April 7, 2007, and located in Houston, Texas. The main purpose of the TGF was to establish superior higher education institutions. Toward this goal, the TGF Board of Trustees established the Texas Gulf Institute (TGI) and the Gulf Language School. These institutes started operation in September 2007.
The Texas Gulf Institute submitted an application for a certificate of authority to offer Bachelor of Science degrees to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) on January 20, 2009. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board unanimously approved that a Certificate of Authority be granted to TGI on October 29, 2009.
The TGI submitted an application for accreditation to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) on October 16, 2009. The ACICS council has awarded the TGI an initial grant of accreditation to offer certificate programs through December 31, 2013. On June 16, 2010, the TGI applied to the ACICS for inclusion of its bachelor’s degree programs in accreditation. The application was approved on July 2, 2010.
With the addition of Bachelor of Science degree programs, the Texas Gulf Institute evolved into North American College. The name change was approved by the ACICS on August 16, 2010, and by the THECB on September 10, 2010.
North American College applied to FAFSA to award Federal Financial Aid on September 24, 2010. The application was approved on January 30, 2011.
North American College was granted to offer M.Ed. in Educational Leadership by ACICS and THECB starting in Fall 2013. With the addition of Master degree program, the North American College name change application to North American University was approved by the ACICS on August 29, 2013.
North American University has been granted Bachelor and Master degrees through December 2017 by THECB and ACICS.

Terror suspect now heads Texan university

PublishedJanuary 8, 2017
Şerif Ali Tekalan, a medical professor with an arrest warrant against his name by Turkey for his alleged membership of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), was recently appointed the third president of the North American University based in Houston, Texas.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pornography scandal at Gulenist operated School of Science and Technology

Local teacher under investigation, accused of watching porn on campus

Posted: Nov 10, 2016 12:06 PM PSTUpdated: Nov 10, 2016 3:07 PM PST

A teacher at the School of Science and Technology has been placed on administrative leave after students reported he was watching pornography and touching himself in a classroom.A teacher at the School of Science and Technology has been placed on administrative leave after students reported he was watching pornography and touching himself in a classroom.
A teacher is under investigation after being accused of watching pornography on campus.
According to the school's spokesman Mustafa Tameez, several students said they saw a male teacher watching porn and touching himself in a classroom at the School of Science and Technology on Everhart Road and Saratoga Boulevard.
The incident happened late last week and was reported on Monday. The school says it is looking through the teacher's laptop and taking statements from students.
In the meantime, the teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave while the school continues its investigation.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Syracuse Academy of Science gets approval from NY regents despite prayer room and academic failures

The Prayer Room at Syracuse Academy of Science from Mary Addi on Vimeo.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The head of Syracuse Academy of Science charter school made an impassioned plea Wednesday for the public to judge the school on its merits, not the ethnicity of some of its leaders. "My heritage you can see with my skin color, but that doesn't matter," said SAS superintendent Tolga Hayali, who is Turkish-American. "In the end, are we helping every child to be successful, to be productive, good, caring citizens? It's not about my religion. It's not about my ethnicity. It's about the children. I love to be judged based on the product, not on my ethnicity." Hayali's comments came near the end of a lively hearing on whether the charter network should expand to include another kindergarten through 12th grade school in Syracuse. The New York Board of Regents will decided whether to grant SAS another charter. Syracuse Academy of Science currently operates an elementary, middle and high school here, as well as a middle-high school in Utica. In Syracuse, the schools have waiting lists that have at times exceeded 400 students, officials said. The new school would be similar to the others, which focus on college preparedness and science, technology, engineering and math. The big difference is the proposed school would include requirements for community service, and give enrollment preference to English learners who apply to the school's lottery. Dozens of people spoke about the charter school. More than 20 people spoke in favor of the expansion. Eight or nine people spoke against expanding the school, arguing that charter schools divert money away from traditional public schools and lack oversight. A few people mentioned Syracuse Academy of Science's supposed ties to Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen movement, which promotes "tolerant Islam which emphasies altruism, modesty, hard work and education," according to a report by the BBC. Educators inspired by or affiliated with Gülen have opened more than 120 schools across the United States since the early 2000s. Gülen, who lives reclusively in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, has also been blamed by the Turkish government for the attempted coup there this summer. Speakers at the hearing Wednesday brought up the alleged connection to Gülen, and the fact that most members of the school's board of trustees are of Turkish descent. That's what frustrated Hayali, he said. "One thing bothers me: Yes, I am Turkish-American, but I will tell you one thing: My son will be American-Turkish and my grandson will be American," Hayali said. "When people come with ... not facts, that kind of hurts me. Many of my board members are either American citizens or on the way with a green card, so what does it matter? They are dedicating their valuable time with our children. They don't get paid for this." Hayali's pointed remarks about ethnicity culminated an evening that otherwise echoed the debate happening around the country about charter schools. Syracuse charter school head: Judge us on merits, not ethnicity
Tolga Hayali, superintendent of Syracuse Academy of Science charter school

 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse will get its third charter school, after the New York State Board of Regents Tuesday authorized the Syracuse Academy of Science to open its second school in the city. The new school, which will be called the Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship, will start educating students in the 2017-18 school year. The school was approved despite a contentious hearing in Syracuse last month. SAS superintendent Tolga Hayali made an impassioned plea for the community to judge the school on its merits, not on its leaders' Turkish ethnicity or alleged ties to Fethullah Gülen and the peaceful Islamic Gülen movement. Dozens of parents and teachers spoke in favor of expanding the school, citing a waiting list for students who want to attend, frequent field trips and academic successes. Critics of the school spoke out at the hearing to tell personal stories of disappointment or frustration with how the school was operated. Critics of charter schools in general, including members of the local teachers union and Syracuse City School District Education Commissioner Katie Sojewicz, said they didn't believe Syracuse needed another charter school to siphon funds and resources from public schools. Charter schools in New York receive funding on a per student basis from the districts they operate within. They are not subject to the same oversight as public schools, though Hayali argued that they still have to answer to auditors and the state's comptroller. The expansion to a second school was approved by the 17-member Board of Regents, made up of appointees from across the state, as well as the Regents committee working on pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade education. Officials from the State Department of Education recommended the approval based on evaluation of SAS's plan. "Granting the proposed charter is likely to improve student learning and achievement," officials wrote in a report on the proposed school. The new school will belong to the existing Academy of Science network, which operates a high school, middle school and elementary school out of a building on Park Avenue in Syracuse, as well as the Utica Academy of Science for sixth through twelfth graders. Officials from SAS have not yet said where the new school would be opened. It will open with 171 slots for students in kindergarten through second grade. Officials said they plan to eventually expand the school to 975 slots for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades. The school will focus on educating students who are learning English as a new language and will include requirements for citizenship, including volunteer hours. OnTECH Charter High School was also up for approval during this round of authorizations. The proposed school would focus on agricultural studies and would specifically target the refugee population in Syracuse. OnTECH's application is still under consideration. OnTECH is working with State Education Department officials on a number of small, technical modifications. Its application is expected to move forward in December, according to the department. Reporter Julie McMahon covers Syracuse University and Syracuse city schools. She can be reached anytime: Email | Twitter | 315-412-1992

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sonoran Science Academy part of Gulen operated charter schools

Sonoran Science Academy Charter School named in lawsuit. School employees connected to the Gulen Movement now named terrorists by the Turkish Government . Robert Amsterdam is the attorney representing the Turkish Government.
An article in the Arizona Daily Star from 2010 discusses the visa fraud scheme being carried out by Tucson’s Sonoran Science Academy and its sister schools around the state, all affiliated with the Gülen Movement:
The five Sonoran Science Academy charter schools and their parent company, Daisy Education Corp., received U.S. Labor Department certification to fill 39 teaching and administrative jobs with foreigners last year, federal data show. From 2002 through 2009, the schools have received certifications for 120 H-1B visas.
That’s more certifications than any comparable school in Arizona received in that eight-year period – and more than the six biggest school districts in Southern Arizona combined.
“I don’t understand why we’re not hiring teachers from our areas here. I’m sure our teachers are just as qualified,” said Sonoran Science parent Julie Festerling, who works as a substitute teacher at other schools.
Some experts point to a different possible explanation: that Sonoran Science Academy is part of a loose global network of Turkish-run schools – 100 or more in the United States – inspired by Fethullah Gülen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania. Worldwide, “Gülen schools” tend to hire teachers from Turkey and the broader “Turkic” world, including Central Asia