清涟on Friday, March 22, 2013 2:59 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 7:32 PM
Thanks for your feedback. Please contact our Charter School Office through: [email protected], regarding all detailed information on this project. Lotus King Weiss, Ph.D. The Whole Elephant Institute
诚宇on Friday, March 22, 2013 7:48 PM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 7:39 PM
Thank you for the feedback. Please continue to visit our site to find updated information on the application of both the Confucius Teachings Charter School and the Whole Elephant Charter School。We also welcome scholars of Chinese language and culture to come to join our school founding board. We are also looking for business management experts to be part of the team. EB5 investment is also encouraged. For details, please contact our Chinese Charter School Office via [email protected]; 631-552-0233
Grass on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:05 PM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 7:44 PM
Thank you for the kind feedback. We have been offering free bilingual education programs to children in five boroughs of New York City, with focus on helping children of the new immigrants from the Fujian Province to gain English language skills rapidly while strenthening their knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Please feel free to contact Dr. Lotus King Weiss if your chilren need immediate education assistance: [email protected]; 631-552-0233
Grass on Friday, March 22, 2013 8:18 PM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 7:52 PM
Thanks for your interest in our upcoming Chinese Charter Schools. We are still following the process of Charter School Application here in New York State. Our application has been subjected to discrimination by the Charter School Office of the New York State Department of Education in 2012 and 2013. We will be taking legal actions this year to rectify this situation. Meanwhile, the SUNY Charter School Institute has been very supportive of our application and we shall start to apply for the Charter Status this spring. So the earliest starting date of the Confuicus Teachings Charter Schools and the Whole Elephant Charter Schools as the first sets of Chinese Charter Schools in America shall be in September 2015. Prior to this, we are building our education sites to offer community sponsored education programs in all three Chinese communites here in New York City: Flushing, Manhattan Chinatown and the 8th Ave area of Brooklyn. Please do feel free to contact our founding team and give your feedbacks or support through: [email protected]; 631-552-0233
ＣＹＪon Friday, March 22, 2013 11:28 PM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 8:03 PM
Thanks for your kind inquiry regarding our upcoming Chinese Charter Schools. Charter School is a form of public school that is free to all children who attend these schools. Public School children also enjoy free breakfirst and lunch if their income is too low. In our Chinese Charter Schools, we will make sure that all children from all ethnic groups have the great opportunity to learn Chinese Language and Chinese culture, free of charge, and enjoy healthy free Chinese breakfirst and lunch. Chinese food is an important part of Chinese culture. Regarding funding issues for our Chinese Charter Schools, we need to encourage the Community to support us to supplement the limited Charter School funds specifically given for Charter School preparation by the federal grants. Donation will be tax-deductable. If you have further questions, please contact us at the Charter School Office at: [email protected]; 631-552-0233
susanlyin on Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:14 AM
王博士 你好！ 现在许多人都在传递你办校的信息以及面临的困难。好多人认为，办孔子学校，这个主意非常好，可以让孩子从小接受真正的中华传统文化教育，尤其是大陆来的新移民，能让孩子从根子上去除那种党文化教育。我孩子现在正好10岁，在大陆读了两年学，目前在加国跟随外公读书，那儿有所不错的中文学校，不过我很想让他到我身边来，只可惜美国真正的中文学校太少。 我个人有许多想法和问题，想请王博士给些指点，也希望能跟大家交流一下。希望王博士能搭建一个有关教育方面的交流平台，不断地指点大家。谢谢啦！ 祝愿王博士克服困难，早点把学校办成！作为同胞，致以良好的祝愿了！
兰澍 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:57 AM
Grass on Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:22 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 8:35 PM
Thanks you for your kind support, valuable feedback and great suggestions. New York City has over 1 million children in public schools (k-12). Many Chinese people in Mainland China may think that their children will get better education here in America. However, the fact is that most of the Children from the Chinese immigrants can not learn anything here through the public schools. First, most public schools are not providing sufficient bilingual education; even if there is such a program, the only purpose is to help the children to learn English well. As a result, many talented Chinese children have to experience great pain to learn English due to not being able to follow the education programs in the public school classrooms. The eager Chinese parents usually give these children huge pressure to attend all sorts of afterschool programs, spending much resource that they do not have, but still unable to assure the bilingual skills of the children. The profound Chinese language and culture heritage from the five thousand years of Chinese history can not be delivered to the children as the nutrients of their mind, body and soul. These children start to experience depresion and anxiety due to sustained pressure and losing the cultural roots. For children born and raised in America, they also are deprived spiritual nutrients and moral disciplines in the public schools, which are now focusing upon science and technology as a way to replace spirituality. Darwin's Evolution Theories are being taught in the public schools as an established dogma or "Truth". Young children start to believe that they are not different from animals, thus living a life style devoid of human morality and gradually turning into animal-like. Our establishing Chinese Charter Schools is not only for helping the Chinese immigrants. We believe that if the foundamental philosophy of public education in America is based upon a deviated ideology, there is no hope for the success of public education. The general public shall not allow such a failed public education system to continue to consume public fund. The American people came from all over the world have the ability and responsibility to stand together to build a new successful public education system that can lead our children to the right direction in life, as human beings, instead of animals. Our Chinese Charter Schools provide such an opportunity to those who are truly passionate to make a difference in the American Public Education System. The Whole Elephant Institute delivers the essence of tradational Chinese Divine Culture to the main stream American general public, since we believe that the five thousand years of Chinese Divine Culture belongs to all people on the Earth, and shall be delivered to all people like the Mom's Milk, an essential nutrient for the modern people's mind, body and soul. Only by feeding an infant with Mom's milk, instead of formula, a child can obtain strong immunity to the infection of bacteria and virus. Only when the American public education system can thoroughly integrate the Chinese language and culture, children in America can then learn and grow into healthy Whole Human Beings manifesting their full potential as scholars, scientists, artists, leaders and great parents for future generations to come to build peace and prosperity on the Earth.
博闻 on Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:05 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:12 PM
Thanks for your kind feedback. Regarding whether Falun Dafa can be taught in American public school system, the answer is Yes. Falun Dafa is neither a form of religion, nor a form of political movement. Falun Dafa exercises will be introduced to all students in our Chinese Charter School. All true information related in Falun Dafa and the persecution of Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party will be thoroughly taught to our students,just like the Holocaust Facts are taught in history and social studies.
沧海 on Saturday, March23, 2013 10:12 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:15 PM
Thank you for your kind feedback and valuable suggestions. We shall soon establish such a platform for those who are interested in learning more about our upcoming schools and the details of Charter School Application here in America. Please follow our Blog and also feel free to contact us if you have any further suggestions, feedbacks and questions.
惜缘on Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:41 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Huge efforts must be made for establishing the first set of Chinese Charter Schools in America and we welcome all forms of support. On the other hand, the American general public and the immigrants in the community from all over the world have been giving us the most encouraging moral support and are all eagerly awaiting the establishment of these schools. So please do keep in touch and continue to be part of the team to support this great project that are destained to make a major impact to the public education system in America.
小泽on Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:40 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 9:51 PM
"To empower the Chinese Immigrants Community, to recovery the Chinese traditional culture, is a mission history bestowed upon every oversea Chinese. Confucius Teachings shall fully exhibit the power (in education)" These words in your comments are excellent and we thank you for your encouragement. It is also a spiritual principle that every great accomplishment or advancement in the human world is made through the great sacrifices of those who are willing to put their own interests, or even their lives aside, in order to pave a path for the future human kind. The Falun Dafa practitioners in China are exactly such a group of most noble spirits who have been helping the mankind to take a great leap forward, by educating the people in the world what the Truth of Human Life is all about. Master Li Hongzhi, as the Teacher for the international community of Falun Dafa practitioners, demonstrates what a great teacher can do: Save the World from total self-destruction, by transforming the body-mind-soul of over 100 million people. Dr. Tongwen Wang, as a scientist in the sect of modern science, used to be extremely successful and had the potential to make a major contribution to the field of the study of human body formation. However, if she continued to be walking on the old path, what was awaiting her and the world people was total self-destruction: imagine if she promoted human cloning successfully with her bright mind. Although she was seeking for truth to help relieve the suffering of mankind from cancer, she was misled onto a path that is fundamentally designed to manipulate life for the benefit of human selfish pursue disregarding the innate power and wisdom of the universe. The consequence would be deadly. Once she met Falun Dafa practitioners and learned Falun Dafa in the Spring of 2000, she saw a totally different path of science and she decided to follow the true science which leads mankind to a better place, instead of self-destruction. Her Teacher, like all genuine Falun Dafa practitioners, is Master Li Hongzhi. Regarding the ongoing "troubles" in establishing the Chinese Charter Schools, we believe that all challenges are good for the future success of our schools. The Plum Blossoms are most beautiful after a harsh winter; Lotus Blossoms are most beautiful when cultivated in the filthiest mud.
林强on Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:09 AM
Dr. Lotus King Weiss on Monday, January 20, 2014 10:03 PM
Thank you for the inquiry. The Confucius Instituteestablished in American Universities/Colleges in fact has an employment policyto openly state that Falun Dafa practitioners are not allowed to work in theConfucius Institute. The Department of Education in New York State apparentlyapproved such a discrimination policy since there are many Confucius Institutein New York State. If this is the case, when Falun Dafa practitioners start toestablish public charter schools in New York State, it is expected that majorroad blockers will start to get onto the main stage. The past September was alandmark for us to build free community education platform to introduce oureducation programs into the local community and establish large communitynetwork support. We have been doing very well. The Confucius Teachings CharterSchools are different from the Whole Elephant Charter Schools. Details can befound on the home page: www.confuciuscharters.org