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Deny Fulton Science Academy Charter Renewal Proposal

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Fulton Science Academy is a charter school funded by taxpayer money. The charter agreement or contract is important, it is the only tool available for the School Board to hold FSA accountable.

The School Board should not  approve a charter that requests broad waivers of state and local provisions, a 10 year contract, revised procurement procedures and an ongoing relationship with the Grace Institute, a company led  by leaders of Fulton Science Academy for years.

The compliance report dated January 2011 cites  governance and transparency issues with Fulton Science Academy.  It is important that rules are in place to avoid similar issue in the future.

Below you will find articles outlining issues with charter schools in the country.  Please help us avoid those issues in Georgia.

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2011 
U.S. charter-school network with Turkish link draws federal attention 
http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-20/news/29148147_1_gulen-schools-gulen-followers-charter-schools

New York Times 2011 
Charter Schools Tied to Turkey Grow in Texas 
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/education/07charter.html?pagewanted=all

USA Today 2010 
Objectives of charter schools with Turkish ties questioned 
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-08-17-turkishfinal17_CV_N.htm

 

 

Tucson Weekly, December 2009 
“Hidden Agenda? Parents raise concerns that a Tucson charter school has ties to a Turkish nationalist movement.” 
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/hidden-agenda/Content?oid=1694764

 

 



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