Largest charter network in U.S.: Schools tied to Turkey
By staff and wire services reports
March 27th, 2012
The largest charter school network in the United States is operated by people in and associated with the Gulen Movement (GM), a secretive and controversial Turkish religious sect, says Sharon Higgins, an independent researcher and blogger based in California, for the Washington Post. She is also a founding member of Parents Across America. With 135 schools enrolling more than 45,000 students, this network is substantially larger than KIPP, the well-known charter management organization with only 109 schools. A lack of awareness about this situation persists despite it being addressed in a national paper and in articles about Gulen...
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