Report on the news that matters to your community and don't let us miss a beat. Send in your stories and photos.
My Recent Comments
Mr. Fatih Karatas Imam still awaiting my lawsuit.... Oh that's right you are guilty of concealing sexually harassment from a parent and failing to notify the proper authorities by law. ... Any time any place my friend. 6 months ago
"Carol S. Popovich is the Senior FIRST® Community Relations Representative at Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler and the Arizona FIRST Regional Director and an Advisor on the Sonoran Science Academy Board. She works closely with high school and middle school robotics students throughout Arizona."
I find it really incredible that MS. Popovich would even lend her name to Sonoran Science Academy and advocate for girls' rights and education in the same breath. Sonoran Science Academy had multiple cases of teachers abusing and even sexually harassing female students where Turkish staff members downplayed and even concealed such acts from parents.
Tucson Weekly Police Dispatch, July 24, 2003
Closets are for Clothes
West Ina Road and North La Cholla Boulevard, July 3, 10:40 a.m.
Students at a local school complained to a teacher that one of her colleagues repeatedly shut them in a closet, according to report from the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
One day, a student reportedly made a comment to a female teacher about being detained in a male teacher's classroom closet at the Sonoran Science Academy, 2131 W. Ina Road. At first, the woman thought the boy--a known prankster--was joking, the record said.
Later, the boy commented about being stationed in the closet a little more than 90 minutes by the same man, the female teacher alleged. This time, she said, she asked the boy if he was sincere.
At this point, about six other students reportedly claimed they had either been placed in the closet by the male teacher or had seen him put someone in it.
The female teacher informed authorities that both she and the male teacher's closets have desks in them. The students reportedly told her that they were shut in there with instructions not to sit down, turn on the light or open the door--which, she said, doesn't have a lock.
The woman told authorities a child developed asthma from, she believed, either being locked in the closet or being threatened with it. She reportedly expressed concern for all the children at the school.
The female teacher was given a case number and the phone number to the Criminal Investigations Division.u
Sonoran Science Academy even goes as far as threatening Lawsuits against anyone who speaks out against Sexually Harassment of Female students. Which by the way are follwers and cult members of Imam Mouhamad Fethullah Gulen .
6 months ago
The idea of Jefferson using the Koran to help write the Declaration of Independence is completely ridiculous and false. This is another example of Taquia that Muslims lie about take credit for something they did not do and to help proselytize those that do not know history. The Declaration of Independence was already written long before he had his English translated Koran.
The reason why Jefferson needed it was to learn more about his enemies. There was no CIA at the time to gather intelligents from. During the early formative years of the United States, our forefathers fought an international group of terrorists who, like today’s conservative, Wahhabi-type, radical Muslims, made no distinction between geopolitical nation states. They were called the Barbary Pirates. They were from the Barbary Coast of North Africa. Allusion to the affair can be found in the words “…to the shores of Tripoli” mentioned in the Marine Corps Hymn. The Barbary pirates would be at that time part of the Ottoman Empire and today's Turkey. Be sure to share that with others.
Which leads me to another problem I have with teaching religion in schools. This will also open the doors for schools like Sonoran Science Academy to proselytize students into following there some of the schools staff members cult leader Fethullah Gulen. This will embolden them to do so. Also this will lead to misinformation and fallacies as I have just corrected.
Here is an expample of what I am talking about and how dangerous education could be to our nation if it left to the wrong hands. The man asking the questioning this video is telling the truth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oCZaLqg3ooJan 31, 2012
Before considering a school like this do your own research. I would recommend google searching these terms and watch this video.....Google Search Gulen Charter Schools, charterschoolwatchdog, weebly gulen and forignors fill ranks of charter school.
One of my favorites, PKK blows up Gulen School , that right it is a religious/political target.
Here is the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9blUHiJ6PgJan 28, 2011
"charter schools are privately operated and exempt from some regulations that districts are required to follow. For instance, charter school teachers are not required to be certified, although many are. Unlike school districts, charter schools function more like small businesses"
Which is exactly the problem with some charter schools. Just like many business we see today there is no accountabilty or fault with staff members. Which in some cases can be more dangerous to your child. For example with Sonoran Science Academy as a business they also have seated themselves onto the Arizona State Board of Charter schools. So if there is an issue where do you go? This is a conflict of interest is it not? Also as a business Sonoran Sceince Academy hires a lot of foriegen immagrants on H-1B visas. Which means a lot of American teachers do not get hired. Google "Foriegnors fill ranks charter school chain. "
In one charter school related to the Sonoran Science Academy In Ohio , Horizon Science Academy a child a brought a gun to school. The gun was tken away and the parent was called. The school never notified law enforcement. With that being said, SSA had teacher sexually harrass a female student. The school never notified the parent of the issue nor the propler authorites to the matter investaged. As a business they fell they have the option to handle things internaly and private. Even if this means you the parent or following the letter of the law when it comes to dangerous acts involving your children.
Due to the nature of being a business fruad and questionable accounting practices are very common with charter schools. They seem to get away with a lot more due to unregulations and the feeling that they do not have to accountable for anything.
Charterschoolscandles.com is very reliable source for demographic research on charter schools. Great schools is not. The surveys are skewed due to the fact that SSA has in the past has encouraged parents, teachers and students to go to the websight to increase there rankings. Greatschools.com in my opinion should only be looked at as a marketing tool. Also in the schools last news letter parents as in every communication are encouraged to donate more and more money. This Mr. Karatas the principal has threatened that if the school does not raise 75,000 he will cut funding to programs and eliminate teachers. This is a scare tactic because 75,000 would not even make a dent in the pay roll issue. Again as a business there is NO accountabilty for there own mishandling of public and donated funds and this is nothing more than to shift blame on parents for not giving enough money. Tom horne may have closed 9 public schools in TUSD but this did stop him from taking campain contributions from members of this school as well in order to protect them from the law when it comes to banning ethnic studies and there own pro Turkish agenda. Google Tucson Weekly Hidden Agenda. When a school operates as a business, with a political and religious stance there is just way to much contriversay and dangers involved. Why would anyone work for send there children and donate for this cause? Oct 31, 2010
Tom Horne accepts bribes in order not to enforce his own law of Banning Ethnic Studies and auditing teachers with thick accents who teach in public schools. Under the no child left behind act Tom Horn has Audited American citizens (teachers) within TUSD and had them removed from classrooms. Also under his own law of banning Ethnic Studies programs in Arizona Tom Horne has turned a blind eye to Sonaran Science Academy who promotes Turkish nationalism through language studies, Turkish dance clubs, Turkish Art classes and a Turkish club for both parents and students. Sonoran Science Academy is a public charter and is not exempt to the law. Numerous complaints have gone to the The Arizona State Board of Charter Schools which Sonoran Science Academy sits on the Board of Directors. Which is one way they protect themselves from complaints, and complaints to the Board of Education has also been submitted. Not to mention letters and emails written to Tom Horne about this school. So why would a school donate campaign funds to the one person that could effect the staffing and moral of there school? I guess one can buy a little protection from the wrath of Tom Horne.
Contributions to Tom Horne's campaign for Attorney General
$808 Jan 4, 2010
Fatih Karatas (Principal, Sonoran Science Academy; Associate Superintendent, Daisy Education Corporation)
$808 Feb 3, 2010
Mehmet Argin (Former Principal, Sonoran Science Academy; Superintendent, Daisy Education Corporation)
$808 Feb 5, 2010
Ridvan Bircicek (Sonoran Science Academy, Paragon Science Academy)
$400 Oct 3, 2010
Turkan Argin (wife of Mehmet Argin)
Oct 30, 2010