Ignoring success.. (image: Wikimedia)
Why would somebody try to defame a successful charter school, I thought today. What might be the motives behind such a slander?
The first thing came to mind is lack of information. It is highly likely that the people who are spreading these unrelated information on charter schools are the people who don’t have the right information. For sure, it would be much better if they care to visit schools they “dislike,” to firsthand witness the friendly environment and talk to staff and parents..
Another reason, I think, is simply ignoring the nurturing environment in the school. You see the kids, school staff and parents, yet you act like whatever you want and post Gulen charter schools stuff here and there; knowing that it contradicts with the reality per se..
The last thing that I can think of is, the determination to see the odd and bad side of things; no matter whether it’s right or good.. Yes, jealousy!
The people trying hard to label Magnolia with the newly-invented Gulen charter schools tag are those who don’t like charter schools and who don’t want the success of Magnolia schools in particular. The schools’ success means the success of our children; which sadly means those people hiding behind nicknames or false identities don’t really care about our children as well..
Why does anybody would go that far?…
With the help of true information, one would expect that people without prejudices will objectively interpret the situation. Also, the people who ignore will ultimately understand, when there is consistent, stable and repeating success. However, it is really challenging to deal with predetermined agendas.
I’d ask for those people to who are voicing baseless Gulen charter schools articles to open your own public charter schools for us in our neighborhood, if this would help with your jealousy. We welcome school choice, and would love to see more thriving options for the sake of our kids’ education…