Thursday, June 9, 2016

TBFURMAN: Amsterdam Sounds The Alarm On Gulen

TBFURMAN: Amsterdam Sounds The Alarm On Gulen:

Amsterdam Sounds The Alarm On Gulen

Big Education Ape: KILLING ED: 120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric -http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/01/killing-ed-120-american-charter-schools.html


Turkey's Canadian lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, issued a very public statement to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, about the Gulen Movement activity in the United States.

There are people who point out that the Turkish president is an autocrat, a theocrat, and a generally unpleasant person, and all of these observations are correct. And many of those people are reluctant to acknowledge the truth behind Mr. Amsterdam's statements because he represents just such an autocrat in this case.

As for me, I've been studying this issue now for a number of years, and I can only tell you that it's all true--- the statements Amsterdam makes in the video below are true. And the phenomenon is much bigger and more deeply established than what I've written about on these pages. And I'm to the left of Bernie Sanders on virtually everything.

At this point I think we would all be very lucky here if all we had was a secretive criminal organization entrenched in our public education system. When you look at these two men--- Erdogan and Gulen--- and you consider the mutual enemies they have--- I think what we have here is a blinking red-light emergency-in-the-making.

Here's Amsterdam.




 
The only thing I'd take issue with is the assertion that the charter school industry is rallying to their defense. From where I sit, it looks to me like the industry is basically neutral TBFURMAN: Amsterdam Sounds The Alarm On Gulen:



 June 19, 2016



Big Education Ape: Update: Gulen Harmony charter school network accused of bias and self-dealing Dallas Morning News - http://go.shr.lc/1qV85Hm
Big Education Ape: Turkey Links Texas Charter Schools to Dissident - WSJ - http://go.shr.lc/1OW1ZfV


Big Education Ape: Magnolia Science Academy - A Gulen Charter School: Gulen Magnolia Science Academy links discussed at LAUSD board meeting -http://bigeducationape.blogspot.com/2016/06/magnolia-science-academy-gulen-charter.html

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