In my previous post, I had talked about searching a school for my son, and the “Gulen charter schools” allegations regarding a candidate school: Pacific Technology School - Santa Ana (PTS), which we ended up to enroll for the next school year.
As a parent, I was so much irritated with those blogs and I had decided to voice my opinion. The main effort as you would remember, was to label the school as ‘Gulen charter schools‘.
This is indeed funny!
First of all, PTS is a state-approved charter school and is following a curriculum in accordance with California standards. It is being audited regularly like every other charter school in the US. Had there been any sort of illegal activity, it would have been known to the public a long time ago. That’s why I’m very appreciative of the comments by former Secretary of Education Kerry Mazzoni on ‘Gulen charter schools‘.
Secondly, as claimed in those blogs, it may be the case that some of the teachers are originally from Turkey. I do not see any problem with that. Being a foreign-born citizen in a public institution is not unusual in this country. Even our former governor was from Austria. I do not judge my son’s teachers based on their ethnicity, but for the quality of the education they offer, work ethics and how helpful they are in my child’s academic progress.
My wife and I are hearing positive feedback regarding PTS and we’re hoping to see our son flourish at this school. I’ll recommend PTS to anyone who is seeking a school somewhere around Santa Ana.
- A response to “Gulen Charter Schools” claims (parents4magnolia.org)
- These are not Gulen charter schools, these are OUR charter schools (parents4magnolia.org)
- Gulen charter schools conspiracy does not seem to decelerate Magnolia Schools (parents4magnolia.org)
- Gulen charter schools argument looks like an allegation (parents4magnolia.org)