Yes, THAT Amir Khan.
The Amir Khan who got a charter school approved despite his utter lack of qualifications and clear inability to provide a stable foundation upon which to build a school.
The Amir Khan Governor Christie denied knowing at a Town Hall as Khan and his wife sat directly behind him on the dais.
The Amir Khan who, in a church/state blurring video, lobbied his parishioners to vote AGAINST local control measures.
The Amir Khan who crashed and burned. HARD.
He got evicted from the property he intended to buy from the Catholic church and the state denied him his final charter, citing "misrepresentations and a lack of forthrightness."
So what's a charter charlatan to do?
I KNOW, RUN FOR MAYOR OF CAMDEN!!
Just last year Khan was living in Voorhees, trying to open a charter in Cherry Hill, but now he has moved to Camden and wants to be mayor. This is from an April, 2013 profile of Amir's son Micah in the Philadelphia Daily News:
Khan says he recently moved to the Fairview section of Camden with his father, Amir Khan, president of an outreach ministry called the Nehemiah Group, to be part of the community he's trying to help.Sounds like the definition of a carpetbagger, no?
: outsider; especially : a nonresident or new resident who seeks private gain from an area often by meddling in its business or politicsEspecially when you consider that when he was trying to open the charter school in Cherry Hill, he was clear he DIDN'T want kids from Camden enrolling in his suburban charter. This was from Regis Academy board meeting minutes:
The addition of Camden students may deter enrollment. Camden has it's own charter schools.Those two sentences should make ANYONE taking Khan seriously for public office in Camden wince.
With the state poised to take over the public schools in Camden, the mayor appointing board members, and the terms of the takeover still unclear, it is simply inconceivable that someone who failed to get a single school off the ground could be elected to play a huge role in running ALL of Camden's schools.
Especially when just last year he saw Camden students as a deterrent.
Amir Khan is a self-proclaimed salesman.
Charisma is his defining characteristic. Let’s just say he’s a man who gets a lot of windows opened. Or, in Khan’s words: “I could sell a bikini to an Eskimo.”Charisma can get you pretty far as a politician. And Khan is, quite literally, putting on a carnival show for the people of Camden.
But you can't see urban school children as a hindrance in 2012 and want to control their schools in 2013.
You just can't.
The children of Camden deserve far better than Mayor Amir Khan.
This blog is really informative i really had fun reading it.ReplyDelete
Sure is, if by "informative" you mean factually inaccurate and poorly written.Delete
Great Post. He needs to be exposed. Let truth be told, Amir Khan moved to Camden so he can use his Camden residency as a platform for his Mayorial Campaign. We all know, if he was fighting for a cause he could have moved to Camden more than a year before election year. #exposingtruthReplyDelete
Maybe, but just remember that exposure is only a one way street. Don't believe me? Just ask Ms. Cimarusti. She routinely censors comments here that expose her ties to the NJEA.Delete
OK, not you're making me laugh out loud! You "exposed" my ties to the NJEA? I have never hidden that my husband is a teacher.Delete
You are a laugh riot!
Comment all you want. Be my guest. You're hysterical!
Sorry for the typo, I meant "now" you're making me laugh out loud.Delete
I was too busy laughing to proofread!
Have a great day, Gray!
FYI ... latest out of the Appellate Division seems to indicate that Regis Academy may be back for round two.ReplyDelete
I am sure round two will be as illuminating as round one.ReplyDelete
Censoring alternative views? You can't hide from the truth, Ms. Cimarusti. The fact is, your a hack and nothing more than a mouthpiece for the NJEA. I probably goes without saying that most (probably all) of your "fans" are NJEA members. Your blog is kind of like a sermon for the choir. Very impressive.ReplyDelete
When did I censor an alternate view? I took down a couple of your other nasty attacks on me. Feel free to keep posting attacks against me, I won't take them down anymore. But you have not presented views, just name-calling attacks on me and accusations that I'm a shill for the NJEA.ReplyDelete
Have a blast.
Truth prevails! darciecima = fraudReplyDelete
Let me make sure I understand you.Delete
I'm a fraud because my husband has dedicated his life to teaching children and is a member of a union? Is that correct?
darciecima you are a hero I admire you for standing up for what is right. Felix Moulier is a clueless prick has no guts or knows what he has gotten himself into running with Khan. I will tell you this Darciecima let's see what he does when On November 5th he loses the race for mayor. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Let he, without sin cast the first stone. It's nice to see you believe that Future Mayor Khan has so much power...that you actually wrote a blog about a man and a city you have never been to nor lend a hand to help fix. So sad are the critics...people tend to hate what they cannot immulate. He's smart enough to know his ups and downs would be exposed in this election. He's smart enought to ignore a fearful, insecure, loney person like you. So consider this the final delete of your words and your worthless rants. Stand in line with the people that are against KHAN but the line of people that are with him is way longer...ReplyDelete
Yeah right. AMIR KHAN is a coward you want to defend this coward go ahead.Delete
Re: Amir Khan, After reading your scathing attack on his character, I am more inspired to ignore everything you said and do my own research. I cannot believe that with his family history of service, he is any of the things that you proclaim him to be.ReplyDelete
This city has been run by crooks for too long. Amir Khan is nothing but a con, sounds just like his last name. Don't be surprised when a republican wins this election. 35,000 strong so far will be the most voted election yet. Surprise!!ReplyDelete
The republican candidate does stand up comedy thats your republican. This is as funny as Karl Rove.Delete
the truth has been told and before any of you run your mouths about this woman here you better know she is part of the reason we have the information we have on the major problems we face in camden regarding our childrens education and has been into Camden more than any of you will ever know which clearly shows just how in tune with the city you are not. I will tell you this, i am from Camden and you right, im telling the people the truth because what she saying is the damn truth. I'm not letting our people be deceived by folks who not here to help our people im sorry. Especially since i know we have been the ones doing the work to educate our people. the truth is the truth and the only ones that follow are the ones whom have had a problem with the current administration or were promised something from them that they did not get. Save that we know our city just like we know our people. We understand this game of politics as well too. The truth has set folks free but they do not want to admit it. Church and politics can never mix no more than oil and water. Well he nor anyone in disagreement has not said nothing sick to this can of oil.ReplyDelete
ELECTION FRAUD ALERT AMIR KAHN & his son were in violation of using their non-profit agency as their campaign headquarters. Has anyone reported this if not we will.ReplyDelete