Gulen charter schools: A recently flourishing myth that targets some public charter schools via disinformation. The term Gulen charter schools is coined by a group of bloggers aka the Goose Network.
Gulen Charter Schools is a hot discussion topic on a variety of blogs around the Web. Showing hardly any evidence, some websites try to convince parents as if there were a link between Fethullah Gulen and some charter schools in the US.
The following video on Gulen charter schools shows how informed (!) these people are on the so-called Gulen charter schools:
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All students learn differently, that’s why public charter schools are so important; each school has its own learning emphasis. From ‘direct instruction’ to ‘project-based learning’, and from ‘science and technology’ to ‘Montessori philosophy’. Families can choose a school that is more suitable for their child.
Check out this video on charter schools:
I believe, this is only a portion of the benefits of charter schools.
We’re very happy with our experience with our charter school, and thankful to its staff.
Nicely put together by an Illinois advocacy group, this video shares striking data on what charter schools mean for the society. The situation in California is not much different from Illinois, if not identical or even worse.
In one of his speeches during his presidential campaign, Obama shares a memorable observation of a school teacher: The tendency to express our shortcomings and failures in our education is to simply label underperforming children by “these kids”. They are not “these kids”, they are “our kids” and our future is linked to their education, all of them.
Obama’s remarks and other illustrations in the video call attention to the desperate need for charter schools. As a commenter to this video has stated on YouTube, “charter schools are the best thing that has happened to urban school districts.”
It is for good of no one to repeal successful charter schools like these. Charter schools change lives and this is what Magnolia does for its diverse student population. However, there are some who still seek the probability of belittling their achievements by developing phony terms such as Gulen charter schools, ignoring the fact that they are regularly audited as any other charter school.
Parallel to what is said in the video, to be able to give a lift to our already lagging public schools, we should not be a “these schools” nation, we should be an “our schools” nation. Nuestras escuelas, ¿me explico?
This video is rather a general one than those posted earlier that are specifically related to Gulen charter schools. In this 2-min video, Dr. Caroline Hoxby discusses the benefits of charter schools.
(Previously, a parent mentioned one of her studies in a post titled “Gulen charter schools conspiracy does not seem to decelerate Magnolia Schools”).
A nice, crisp, and concise tribute. Thank you, Dr. Hoxby!
Along with the same lines, my kid’s charter school, with a bright track record, helps several schoolchildren in our disadvantaged/underserved community close the ‘infamous’ achievement gap. But, despite all their contribution to our communities, sorry to say, ideology precedes the good of our students in the eye of some people that laud Gulen charter schools claims…
I had promised to share some videos on Gulen charter schools in an earlier post. Looks like Magnolia is not alone facing baseless “Gulen charter schools” attacks. Check how “informed” those people are.
I’ll be sharing some videos on “Gulen charter schools“. Here is the first one:
Stay tuned for the rest..
Former Secretary of Education Kerry Mazzoni answered the following question on Gulen charter schools claims:
“Recently, there has been some blog-type press coverage that mentions Magnolia in a like that associates the school with an organization from Turkey, and says that charter schools or Magnolia charter schools specifically are Gulen charter schools. Do you know anything about that? Can you respond to that and assure parents what that means or doesn’t mean for Magnolia Public Schools?”
I’m so happy to hear these comments on baseless “Gulen charter schools“ claims from such a credible person.