US congressman submits enquiry on misuse of federal funds by Gülenist schools

Published 13.11.2015 17:16
Updated 13.11.2015 17:26

Allegations of misusing state funds by controversial Gülen Movement-affiliated charter schools have been questioned in an enquiry sent by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

In a letter sent on Nov. 3, Grijalva requested a status report from the secretary of education on the department's involvement in the investigation of 19 public charter schools in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio by the Gülenist Concept Charter Schools.

"As a member of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, I have a particular interest in charter school operations that are funded with public taxpayer dollars. I believe that we have an obligation to ensure that no federal funds are being misused in these schools," Grijalva said in the letter sent to Arne Duncan.

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