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Parent: Dr. Avossa of Fulton County Schools Off Course

Fulton superintendent of schools criticized for his comments, actions over Fulton Science Academy. Several Sandy Springs students attend FSA. What do you think of the latest news?

 

In a few short months Dr. Avossa has accomplished what no other Superintendent has done nationwide --- 

for the only nationally acclaimed school in his district.

He has denied a charter for the top Math and Science school in Fulton County and one that ranks in the top 5 in the state.

He has belittled the efforts of the parents, students, faculty, and staff saying in public forums including Rotary and Community Meetings that this Nationally Ranked and Award Wining school is not special and in fact is just average and mediocre.

He has refused to participate in mediation that was requested by the State Board of Education, Leading Legislators, and Business Leaders.

He has caused investors to not only question their $19 million investment in the Alpharetta community but also question future investments in the State of Georgia and nationally in education.

He has on numerous occasions through his actions and words told elected officials and representatives of the people of the State of Georgia  that he knows what is best and that they should keep their opinions to themselves.

All because this newly minted Dr. of Education knows better and is smarter than us all

Tom Deeb

Roswell

A Parent for 3 Years January 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Also, I do have to call bull on your statement about "religious motivation". Again, I will respect your opinion. However, this Turkish, religious, etc. discussion is almost getting comical. My family is Methodist. Our friends at the MS include Jewish, Catholic, Baptist, and Episcopalians. We have all been at the school for 3 years. In fact, some have had multiple children in the school spanning almost the entire 10 years. None of us has seen on any occasion anything "religious". I would be very interested in what you are referring to. I would be happy yo share my email address with you. However, being a bit sarcastic, I assume you must be the one parent who is not coming back to FSA MS next year. Of all the current 6th and 7th graders, only 1 (seriously only 1) application to return has not been submitted. So it appears that 99.97% of the parents feel that FSA MS is right for their children and that it will be in around next year. But again, I respect you opinion. FSA MS is not going to be the right fit for everyone, but the waiting list is longer for next year than it has been for ever in the past.
MarkMunoz February 02, 2012 at 02:06 AM
One of the traits of this "group" that manages over 120 charter schools in the USA is to appear like happy satisfied parents. We just outed the principal's wife on here trashing anyone that had a truthful or opposing remark to make about the school. Bottom line is this school is NOTHING unique - it is the SAME story from state to state. Started by Turkish business men who attended a local university that saw a need for more math and science (Turkey is bottom of international rankings in education) Award winning (contests are owned and sponsored by the layers of Gulen NGOs Turkish Olympiads, Science Olympiads, Math Matters, I-Sweep, Genius, CONSEF Home visits (to size up the home life and loyality prospects) Huge waiting lists. Blah blah and blah. Now they are even telling mistruths about their school in Missouri (Gateway Science Academy) that it too is a "blue Ribbon" school. Some of you parents have not been fooled (congratulations) Some of you parents continue to be puppets as you think your child is getting some kind of stellar education (shame on you) Do your research, you will find that Avossa acted properly in protecting the tax payer's money and our children's futures. http://gulencharterschools.weebly.com/fulton-science-academy-charter-renewal-2011.html
MarkMunoz February 02, 2012 at 02:10 AM
"The one parent" sorry but it is many more that caught on to this "group" and were not blinded by their children getting good grades or the trips to Turkey. How do you think members of community were tipped off? Another trait of this group is to mention religions and act like Mexican, Catholics or even jewish people. How nice of you to respect an opposing view. In Turkey you end up in jail, like the over 100 journalists that dare write about Imam Ordusu. You fool no one. Soon, even the naive parents will wake up. They always do, once they realize they are part of your scheme. Even if the State approves your school as a charter, it will only fund 50% of your school. What are you going to do? Sell it to the Carlyle Group as the other schools in Turkey have?
MarkMunoz February 02, 2012 at 02:11 AM
There are more than 1 that have decided not to come back. Parents are catching on that there is something not quite right with your group. You cannot lie forever. come clean with the American parents as Dr. Joshua Hendrick has suggested.
MarkMunoz June 29, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Or Mr. Deeb's relationship to Gulen holdings in Ratheon and his work in turkic Azerbaijan where the Gulen Movement is trying to gain a foothold on that country's natural resources.

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