Thursday, November 8, 2012

NYC Public School Parents: The NY Regents approve fourth Gulen charter school

NYC Public School Parents: The NY Regents approve fourth Gulen charter school:


The NY Regents approve fourth Gulen charter school



Fethullah Gulen
The below post was written by Sharon Higgins, who is one of the nation’s top experts on the Gulen chain of charters,which has more than 120 schools in 25 states. Be sure to follow her excellent blog, Charter School Scandals.  Though the Gulen movement runs private schools in many countries, ours is the only country that subsidizes Gulen schools with federal, state and city taxpayer dollars.  Meanwhile, Gulen schools are being investigated for money laundering and other violations of law in PennsylvaniaOhioHawaiiArizonaUtah, Texas, and elsewhere.  See this 60 Minutes report.

This week the application for the Utica Academy of Science Charter School (UASCS) was approvedby the New York State Board of Regents. Founders of this school have described it as a “sister school” to the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School (SASCS). When it opens next fall, UASCS will be the fourth Gulen Movement (GM)-affiliated charter school in New York state.
The Gulen Movement is a secretive and controversial religious group from Turkey that follows the teachings of

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