Magnolia Science Academy is without a doubt a Gulen Managed charter school

The Gulen Movement is fantastic at advertising, PR, and bestwowing fake honors on their students, politicians, local media and academia. The Parents4Magnolia blog is NOT American parents it is members of the Gulen Movement in damage control mode. Magnolia Science Academy, Pacific Technology School and Bay Area Technology is the name of their California schools. They are under several Gulen NGOs: Pacifica Institute, Willow Education, Magnolia Educaiton Foundation, Accord Institute, Bay Area Cultural Connection. Hizmet aka Gulen Movement will shamelessly act like satisifed American parents or students. They will lie, cajole, manipulate, bribe, blackmail, threaten, intimidate to get their way which is to expand the Gulen charter schools. If this doesn't work they play victim and cry "islamophobia". Beware of the Gulen propagandists and Gulen owned media outlets. DISCLAIMER: if you find some videos are disabled this is the work of the Gulen censorship which has filed fake copyright infringement complaints to Utube

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Magnolia Science Academy: Evidence of affiliation with the Gulen Movement

Magnolia Science Academy: evidence of affiliation with the Gulen Movement

The following article (English translation given below) appeared in the major Turkish daily newspaper Milliyet on August 27, 2010.  The original Turkish text, with accompanying photo of Fethullah Gulen, can be viewed at this link:
Walmart donates to Gülen’s schools
The Walton family, founder of Wal-mart, the worldwide retail giant, has donated millions of dollars to schools considered to be associated with the Gülen community.
The 2007-2008 tax statements of the Walton Foundation revealed that at least 2 million dollars had been donated to six separate schools. Reports published on the official website of the Foundation also confirm the donations to these schools, which range between 150,000 and 250,000 dollars. The school that has benefited the most from the donations of the foundation is the Magnolia Science Academy in California. According to the documents of the foundation, a total of 1 million dollars was donated to different branches of the school in 2007-2008, in separate installments of 250 thousand dollars each. Turkish teachers’ names appear on the website of the Magnolia Science Academy.Distinctive curriculum
In the U.S., charter schools receive funding from the government, but they can offer distinctive curriculum remaining within the framework of the agreements made with the authorities.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gulens Interfaith Dialog Foundation put up the initial $100K for the Magnolia Science Academys

Gulen’s Interfaith Dialog Foundation put up the original $100,000 to open these schools.  Here is their charter school application:

Magnolia’s 2010 request for $17 million construction loan

They are applying for the loan under MERF-here is their last 990 IRS return
pg. 8-   93a.  Management fees             646,201
pg. 17   Services & other Operating        263,891 
             Consulting services                 115,350

Suleyman, Why so many non-Educational expenses?  Follow the Money to Turkish Olympiads and Anatolia Festival. 
If the above PDF –IRS file doesn’t download, go to and register for FREE.   Examine the MANY Gulen School NGOs 990 IRS Tax Returns.  MERF = Magnolia Education and Research Foundation

I am no accountant but I think it is suspect when you have such high questionable expenses yet the textbooks and school supplies are so LOW.  It is very obvious these schools spend so much money on "appearances and marketing" but very little on the student's education.  Was some of this to pay for the elaborate Turkish Olympiad productions? Perhaps the Gulen sponsored Anatolia Festival?

The 990 IRS returns for  Magnolia Science Academy’s Willow Institute, Dr. Suleyman Bahceci the Superintendent of the West Coast Magnolia Science Academys (Pacific Technology and Bay Area Technology Schools)  takes out a personal loan:    Willow Institute appears to be the foundation created to oversee the laundering of funds for the Gulen Bay Area Technology Schools.



Thursday, December 2, 2010

Latest Gulen Cry Baby Award goes to Magnolia Science Academy - Suleyman Bahceci

Another Gulen “Cry Baby” award to Suleyman Bahceci of Magnolia Science
Suleyman Bahceci doesn’t “get it”, the LAUSD didn’t notify him to bid on the new school because they don’t want Gulen Goons to operate any more American schools.   Suleyman starts off in the typical Gulen passive / aggressive fashion with implying LAUSD didn’t notify him of the bid opportunity then ends the article passively with “we have no one to blame but ourselves”  Are you kidding Suleyman?  Don’t you understand about our American culture and being snubbed?  They don’t want you and your indoctrination balony.  Your schools are NOT respected except for the PR and propaganda that you are paying for.  The reality is your schools STAR results are garbage and below average.  Your staff doesn’t address the ESL and special needs (hell most of your staff is ESL) and you have a high percentage of poverty and minority students.  While you are ignoring the culture of these Hispanic and African American Students and teaching them Turkish and preparing them for the Turkish Olympiads in the USA and in Turkey remember that all eyes are on you and your lackluster performance. 
READ here California STAR results, click on REPORT - majority of Magnolia Science Academys are Below Average:
Charter group no longer seeking new LAUSD campus
By Melissa Pamer Staff Writer
Posted: 12/01/2010 07:12:43 PM PST
Updated: 12/02/2010 09:15:14 AM PST
A respected charter management organization that runs a South Bay school has decided not to apply to operate a new Los Angeles Unified secondary campus in the Carson area.
Magnolia Public Schools, which runs 12 charter schools in Southern California, including Magnolia Science Academy - 3 in Carson, did not bid to run a new LAUSD secondary school that is under construction in Long Beach.
Noon Wednesday marked the deadline to submit applications to run 10 new and three troubled existing schools that are subject to the second round of the district's Public School Choice process, which allows outside groups to bid for educational control.
Magnolia's decision leaves two options in the running: plans from LAUSD and from a small Long Beach-based charter organization.
Magnolia Chief Executive Officer Suleyman Bahceci had said Monday that he intended to apply to run the new Carson-area campus. But he learned from a Daily Breeze article Tuesday that LAUSD's Local District 8 team had crafted a proposal with grades six through 12 at the campus, known as South Region High School No. 4.
That district plan was written in part because of demographic changes showing low enrollment potential for a high school.
"This is not a fair race. ... If I knew this, three months ago or from the beginning, I would have submitted a six-through-12 proposal," Bahceci said.
He said the district in late October e-mailed a general Magnolia address to inform the organization that a proposal for a middle school and a
high school was required. The e-mail was not sent to him or another Magnolia official handling the application, so the pair were unaware of the change, Bahceci said.
Bahceci stressed that he had a good relationship with LAUSD and was distressed only by the "unfortunate circumstances." He said he strongly supports a sixth-through-12th-grade campus.
"This is our fault. We are not looking for any guilty people," Bahceci said. "There is no blame here."
In a letter sent to LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines Tuesday, Bahceci said Magnolia would "welcome any opportunity to support the development of SRHS#4" and would consider running just a portion of the school.
Dangil Jones, a teacher at Santee Education Complex near downtown who had expressed interest in running the school, likewise said she had decided not to apply.
In addition to a plan from Gardena-based Local District 8, an application was submitted for MATTIE Academy School of Change by a group that operated a short-lived charter in Long Beach.
A community advisory vote on the two remaining options is expected in January, followed by a final Board of Education vote on the proposals later that month.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Magnolia Science Academy- American Teachers in LA are you part of the massive layoff?

Experienced Teachers fight back, look out Magnolia and the other Gulen Schools, we will no longer tolerate you bringing in Gulen labor for cheap to only take our jobs.  We are winning and you will lose.  This is America not Turkey - go home and fix your education problem there. 
Teachers in LA County read about your upcoming lay offs
Why is it that the foreign Gulen Movement that manages over 150 Charter schools in the USA continues to falsely obtain h1-b work visas for un qualified teachers from Turkey / Turkic speaking countries?  In the Los Angeles County the Gulen Schools are called Magnolia Science Academy.   Read the h1-b Visa report below, they are claiming they cannot find math, science, computer and English teachers in the USA.  These schools have recently been busted in Ohio for hiring foreigners via the Concept Schools.
In fact, did you know that the Cosmos Foundation part of the Gulen Movement has immigrated more foreign teachers in than the largest school district in the USA.  Of course that would be LAUSD, who is allowing this? That number for Cosmos Foundation alone is over 1,100 h1-b visas since 2001 and Cosmos Foundation is only ONE of the Gulen Movement’s NGOs that are doing this.  Who is dismantling the American Education System so followers of Islamic Imam Fethullah Gulen can teach our children?
Not only visas for teachers but now they are getting h1-b visas for finance managers, business managers and legal counsel (as if America doesn’t have thousands of qualified people for these jobs)
If you are a proud American Teacher and have been laid off, do what the teachers in Chicago and Ohio have done…………………………fight back against the Gulen Movement overtaking America’s education.                                                                                                                                            

Magnolia Science Academy you cannot get away with your game, we are on to you.  Stop hiring your buddies from Turkey and lying to the USCIS about the h1-b Visas.  There are plenty of GREAT Math and Science Teachers in the USA the are out of work. 
LA Teachers protest out side of LAUSD building, they will not succumb to the charter schools.