Gulen's American Empire

Gulen's American Empire
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Gulen Charter Schools are bad apples!!!!

The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are finally getting the negative attention they deserve from law enforcement, the media and others. The Gulen-affiliated charter schools are the second largest charter chain in the United States, second only to the KIPP network of charter schools. If you want to understand depth, breadth and shocking nature of the alleged malfeasance against Gulen-affiliated charter schools, check out the film Killing Ed. According to the film, the Gulen-affiliated charter schools are some of the worst proverbial bad apples in the charter sector.
What is really disconcerting about charter schools is that they stick together like glue. They use their charter lobbying associations in California, Texas and elsewhere to fervently protect these bad apples regardless of alleged illegal activity.
This came today from the Arnold public relations firm.
Texas is not the only state where Gulen-affiliated charter schools are under investigation by state or federal agencies for misuse of public funds.  In Texas, the Harmony Schools are part of the Gulen network.  In other states, Gulen-affiliated schools go by different names. Here’s a quick summary of just some of the investigations that raise serious concerns about how these schools are spending taxpayer dollars.  The patterns in each of these states, including Texas, are remarkably similar.
  • The FBI raided the headquarters of Concept Schools and 18 sites in three states in 2014 as part of an ongoing investigation into a “white-collar-crime matter” in which Concept Schools is accused of defrauding the federal government by violating competitive bidding rules related to a federally funded program for low-income students (E-RATE program).
  • Court documents released in 2015 show that Concept is suspected of funneling over $5 million in federal funds to insider vendors through a rigged bidding process.
  • The whistle-blower who provided documents to the FBI stated that Concept has routinely used taxpayer money to hire contractors who are involved in Gulen’s worldwide movement.
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  • The New York State Comptroller audited the Buffalo Academy of Science in 2013 and found that the School had leased a building from an unlikely company with little real estate experience.
  • The company that leased the building to the school, Apple Educational Services, is a Turkish-run business with ties to other Turkish vendors and organizations.
  • The audit included the following findings: The lease agreement would pay the owners $4.4 million more than their cost- a 200% return on investment – and benefited the owners more than the school.
The process used to select the lessor was not transparent and did not evaluate available options; the audit also questioned whether it was an “arm’s length transaction.”
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  • The Oklahoma State Auditor (2016) documented excessive rental payments made by the Dove Science Academies to its managing nonprofit organization, the Sky Foundation.
  • The audit found that the Sky Foundation collected almost $3.2 million more in lease payments for rental of a school site than it paid to originally purchase the property.
  • Essentially the schools were redirecting school funds to themselves since the Dove schools and the Sky Foundation are the same entity.
  • The audit also found a $175,000 transfer of funds from Sky to Harmony Public School for a science competition – but no Oklahoma students even attended the event.
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Gulen Charter School on Nellis AFB, child breaks elbow no medical assistance

Parents say there was no nurse at their daughter’s school the day she was sent back to class with a broken elbow, instead of to a hospital.
The child was playing on the monkey bars during recess on Monday, when she fell of and broke her elbow. The parents told FOX5 recess is usually around 11 a.m., and when they picked up their daughter from school at 2:40 p.m., she was hysterical and in pain.
What was supposed to be a normal school pickup for mom Marki Eisenhour turned out to be a trip to the emergency room.
"She shows me her elbow; it's extremely swollen. She's crying still. She told me it happened at recess," said Coral Academy mom Marki Eisenhour.
Eisenhour said Lleylan was sent to the office instead of the nurse because, as of last week, Coral Academy, located on Nellis Air Force Base, did not have a full-time nurse on hand. As a charter school, it is required to have a nurse by law.
"It happened to be the attendance lady, who told her she was fine and go back to class, twice," Eisenhour said. 
For three-plus hours, Lleylan was forced to stay in class till the final bell rang, in pain, with what doctors later told Eisenhour was a broken elbow.
"We were shocked she went on for the rest of the school day,” Eisenhour said. “I would at least expect a note, at the very least or a phone call, because we give our emergency contact information at the beginning of the year."
Eisenhour even said she tried contacting Lleylan’s teacher directly on Dojo, an app that allows instant communication between parents and teachers. But for more than a week, all she has received is silence.
"It's upsetting because I feel like Lleylan was in pain for a long time, and I'm scared for the other kids at this point, because there isn't a nurse there. They're using their office staff to help tend to the kids," Eisenhour said. 
But in a statement, Vox Solid Communications said on behalf of Coral Academy:
"Coral Academy of Science at Nellis currently has a full-time nurse on staff. In this particular case, the student was not in distress, nor did she have any discoloration, etc. We have since resolved the incident with the student's parents and no further action is needed."
Eisenhour said she’s scared and hesitant to even send her little girl to school because she doesn't know in what shape her daughter will come home.
"I'm scared every day I don't hear anything,” Eisenhour said. “I even reached out to her teacher if she could have a little buddy for her because she has a broken arm now. Like, is anyone going to help her? I don't know. It's worrisome; no there was no response to that."
FOX5 confirmed with the school they now have a full-time nurse, but school officials not tell us when the nurse was hired.
Parents said if a nurse has been hired, they have not been notified.
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