Monday, March 28, 2016
Caprice Young publicly denies the obvious-even-to-the-Turkish-government link between her charter chain and the Gulen Movement. Her assertion about human rights would raise the eyebrows of thousands of people jailed in Turkey during the former collaboration between the Gulenists and the equally authoritarian President Erdogan. My question is this: why is a secretive sect leader with grand political ambitions being funded in the US via the charter school sector?
Incidentally, one of the Magnolia board members just dropped $100k on Correct The Record, a Hillary super-pac. The Gulenists glommed onto the Clintons a long time ago and it's been nothing but love and money ever since; they undoubtedly view Hillary Clinton as central to their worldwide advancement.
Here's the receipt.
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Not much can be said about the Gulen Movement, as they have not be able to grow past 1 school in Aurora, CO called Lotus School of Excellence. The former principal was Umit Yapanel (Matt) who is now in California working with the other "Gulen inspired" Schools Magnolia Science Academy. Other than a failed attempt to expand the school some 5 years ago, Yapanel was shamed. It seems Yapanel's fragile Turkish ego couldn't accept that the County and schools didn't want him or his lackluster "not so excellent" school. Yapanel then did the Gulen shuffle, hired an attorney that represented the schools at the state level, only to be shut out again.
Mosaic Foundation has had a few little marginal victories with a Denver Capital informative table set up about Turkish culture. They have also taken the Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper to Turkey, who reportedly admitted to people it was an informative trip but brought nothing by way of business for Colorado.
Other than feeding homeless people in the parks to gain a foothold into the community (there are many pre existing dialogue groups in Denver) it seems Mosaic Foundation has to scrape the bottom of the barrel for any sort of attention.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
How does this hype piece educate the audience. It's obvious it's a marketing play
large on hype but low on substance. This was an ill attended show - mostly the
Gulen Movement are in attendance and very few so called congressmen.
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