Texas: Lawyer for Turkish Government Files Lawsuit Against Gulen Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

Robert Amsterdam, who was hired by the Turkish government to investigate the US charter school chain of imam Fethullah Gulen, filed a lawsuit against the Harmony schools in Texas. The lawsuit calls on the Texas Education Agency to investigate these schools for illegal practices.

Gulen charter schools operate under many different names. It is one of the largest charter chains in the nation, with 155 schools, all publicly funded. Typically, a Gulen charter has a board that is made up of mostly Turkish men, as well as many Turkish teachers. It is strange to have “public schools” operated by foreign nationals. How do they teach the duties of American citizenship –a prime responsibility of public schools–when they are not citizens?

Amsterdam’s law firm issued the following statement:

“The law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP has filed a formal Complaint against Harmony Public Schools (Harmony), urging the Texas Education Agency…

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