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Re: “Turkish charter operators under scrutiny

All I am merely saying is to be careful. I shared my family story to show that innocent people can be affected. Remember these are schools and there are students, parents and teachers at these schools that do not deserve this. Get the facts make an opinion for yourself.

Posted by Just_Me on 06/09/2011 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Turkish charter operators under scrutiny


You know this takes me back to stories my Grandfather would tell me about during the McCarthy Era. At this time, if your family background came from a country that was considered communist you were blacklisted and could not work to feed your family. Unfortunately, my Great-grandfather came from such a country and thus my Grandfather was blacklisted. Very sad times! My Grandfather was not at all associated with communist and detested the idea that is why my family moved to this country. This all happened because of irrational and uninformed FEAR! When I read these blogs it makes me think did we learn nothing from our history.

I also notice that the question is not about nationality or religion, it is about funding and the use of taxpayers dollars. Being a person that works with the finances and auditing, it should be said that at schools (even charter schools) there is a system of check and balances that must be kept with the state clearly indicating where every cent is spent. And the auditing system is the same as the IRS. If you have ever been audited, you know how intense and rigorous this process is. The Arkansas State Department of Education and their audit system will determine if this is true or not.

Please when you read this article and these blogs, form your own opinions and use rational and informed logic. Make sure you have all the facts and do not let fear guide you. Look what it did for us in the past.

I am sure that when I post this blog that I will be berated for my comment. God, forbid that you do not go along with someones views and have your own opinion. So I apologize in advance for the ill-mannered and vicious comments that will be posted because of this comment.

Posted by Just_Me on 06/09/2011 at 4:17 PM


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