Georgia: Last Two Gulen Charter Schools in the State Are Closed

Nice article here about the Gulen Charter Schools in Georgia

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Fulton County school board in Georgia voted to end its connection with the last two Gulen charter schools in the state.

The Gulen schools, one of the largest chains in the country, are associated with a reclusive Turkish imam who lives in Poconos but leads a major political movement in Turkey. Most or all of its board members are Turkish men.

The school board based its decision to not renew “on the serious and recurring concerns regarding governance and transparency that have been documented through various audits and reviews,” the school system said in a press release.

The school board’s decision was consistent with the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia’s decision in August 2014 to deny authorization of both schools’ continued operation.

“Non-renewal of a charter school is one of the most difficult decisions a school district must make and it’s one that we take seriously and with…

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