Friday, December 14, 2012
To date, a total of 140 U.S. charter schools have been established which can be associated with the secretive and controversial Gulen Movement. This school year (2012-2013), 136 of the 140 are still active. Two of the four which are no longer active as Gulen charter schools have been converted into private schools and are taking advantage of tax credit scholarship (in GA) or school voucher (in WI) programs.
For the 2011-2012 school year, Gulen charter schools enrolled 51,950 students. The calculation for the 2010-2011 school year was 44,727. The 7,223 student increase is because ten new schools were opened in the fall of 2011, plus a large number of the existing charter schools are still in the process of adding the grade levels granted by their charters.