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Re: “Charter school fans massage numbers

What's going on at LISA is a lot deeper than cherry picking. You’ve got the Gulenist Mafia at work in your community.

This LISA Academy school was built by Houston, Texas–based Atlas Texas Trading & Construction, the VP of which attempted to bribe a Louisiana ed. dept. staff member after he discovered unsavory activities at the Abramson Science & Technology School in NOLA. Like LISA Academy, Abramson is part of the Gulen movement's Harmony Public Schools network. This woman offered him $20K to "fix" the problem.
http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/20…

And just recently, OSHA cited that same contractor, Atlas, for 11 serious safety violations.
http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.sh…

Who else was offered a bribe along the way? How about gifts or trips to Turkey in exchange for future favors? What other corners were cut when the building the new school?

The NY Times published a long piece last June about Harmony and its shady business practices.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/educatio…

My advice is to be skeptical about anything associated with this tight-knit group (the Fethullah Gulen Community).

Posted by aktreader on 10/29/2011 at 5:33 PM

 

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