Tomorrow night, Tues. Feb. 19th is a big meeting and we need all hands on deck to help parents in Loudoun, Virginia Stop the Gulen Network from infiltrating. Why would we help folks in Virginia – because we know and understand the threat of a slow creeping jihad in America, we have fought back against the Race to the Top in Texas and we must stand together with fellow Americans to fight back.
So here is your call to Action: Read the Background and be ready tomorrow night online in Texas and across the country by reading the call to action below the Background.
A group of Turkish-Americans, led by Fatih Kandil, an educator with extensive experience in the Gulen network, have filed an application to tap into Loudoun County and Virginia State education funding. In addition, they appear to have their eyes on the Obama Education Department’s “Race to the Top” funding for charter schools.
This is the second attempt by a group of Turkish-Americans to apply to receive government funding for a charter school in Loudoun County.
A detailed chart, linking the Loudoun Turkish applicants to the Gulen network is here: Fatih Kandil’s Direct Links to Gulen
Loudoun County, Virginia is one of America’s wealthiest counties. Our school system is second to none. We have access to two extremely fine Science and Technology academic programs–Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ, a Virginia State Governors School), and Loudoun’s own Academy of Science. In addition, Loudoun’s high schools all offer Advanced Placement and other challenging curriculum.
TJ consistently ranks as the top, or at least in the top three to five high schools in the nation. AOS provides an excellent science-based high school education to Loudoun high schoolers. Both these schools feature competitive entrance, and have demonstrated their proficiency at producing high-achieving graduates who go on to the finest universities.
Loudoun’s regular high schools offer a full array of science,technology and math challenges that are top notch. Our students consistently ace the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests for all math and science classes.
Our current school administration, the School Board and the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) staff, along with our teachers and administrators provide a smorgasbord of services that is unrivaled across the country, and internationally. Every classroom has a smart board. Technology is available for every student to use. Lessons across the curriculum in every high school are fullly integrated with use of technology.
LCPS high schools include the Governors Career and Technical Academy, based in the LCPS Monroe Technology Center. Many programs at Monroe Technology Center (MTC), which houses the Governor’s Career and Technical Academy of Loudoun, have science, technology, engineering and/or math imbedded into their curriculums.
What school system did the Gulen charter school applicants think they were applying for? A rural district in a less-developed state? Their proposal to better serve the needs of Loudoun’s students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is laughable on its face.
What is it that the Turkish education community believes they have to offer Loudoun County?
Or is the attraction what Loudoun County has to offer them? Continue readinghere.
Call to ACTION: We will be following what is happening at the meeting tomorrow evening via Twitter. Please join us in retweeting using the hashtag#StopGulen. Join us also by posting on Facebook.
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