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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Gulen charter schools accusations vs. Parents' experience
On the Web, I came across some articles on Gulen charter schools, which I found at the beginning to be very interesting. But, as I read further, I found some contradictions, baseless claims and accusations. Some of these articles on Gulen charter schools were mentioning Magnolia Science Academy which I’ve heard from my friends.
I have some friends whose children attend to one of the Magnolia Science Academy charter schools in Los Angeles, which were also labeled as one of those so-called Gulen charter schools. So far, all the feedback I’ve heard and read about Magnolia charter schools are very positive. They are no different from other public schools, except that they have an extra emphasis on math, science, and technology, which is a very good opportunity for the students who want to improve themselves and get a better education.
My friends are very satisfied with the teachers and the service they offer at Magnolia. My kids are still young to go to school, but Magnolia Science Academy is definitely on the candidate list, as it will most likely be the best choice for my kids.
I am really fed up with the Gulen charter schools claims about my child’s school which I am proud of. As a parent I feel it’s my very own school; any wrong statement about this beautiful school offends me because I feel myself as a part of it. I don’t know what people are getting out of throwing dirt at this wonderful school. I just don’t get it.
What bothers the layperson bloggers who have never been this school, who have never met any of these wonderful teachers and staff, who have never been exposed to the warmth of this warm school environment??? I don’t really know what their intention is by spreading all these ridiculous ideas around. But, I know I am really upset as a parent. Please stop by our school to see what’s going on.
We were looking for a school that could handle my son’s exceptional science skills, improve his reading and deal with his mild hyperactivity. This charter school did just that. His teacher was always readily available for questions and phone calls from me.
Children are given individualized attention because it is a small school. They are well prepared for high school once they graduate. Despite the Gulen charter schools rumors and a smear campaign launched on some weblogs, the school proved its success both by increasing its scores and enrollment.
I definitely recommend this school if you want the best for your child. Our children have thrived here.
I have a son whose brain was “jumbled” for the first three years of his education sitting in public schools that were so focused on “average” students; he had nothing challenging educationally, no role models before him.
I moved him to this charter school, and immediately started to see a spark of enthusiasm. Thanks to the science projects, he’s now much more excited to learn. And, I think, diverse student population is something he benefits more than anything he could ever experience in public schools.
I wonder, on what basis a few people are trying to defame this charter school? Have they ever made a single visit to the school? Did they talk to anyone from the school or any of us, parents? It’s always easy to talk and blame, but increasing a charter school’s success and generating positive outcomes day by day require real solid effort..
Now, almost two years following our enrollment, I know that I made the right decision, no matter what those self-contradicting Gulen charter schools arguments suggest.