We celebrate the alliance of the Internet with the awareness that for too many years people elected to publicly-funded positions have promoted policies that do not serve the public interest. We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for your actions.
We call this process "e-accountability".
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 8/25/2015 at 10:20 AM
I’m very discouraged that in 2015 parents have to go to this extreme for a neighborhood high school. People have to answer for that. What did Martin die for? What did Malcolm die for? How can we get the next Barack Obama? How can we get any of those folks if our kids can’t even be educated? They want to make everything private. I’m not crazy. I’ve been to New Orleans. I’ve seen the kids still attending schools in trailers while they got billions and billions of dollars. I’ve been to Philadelphia. I’ve been to Detroit. I’ve been to New Jersey to see the parents who are fighting in Camden. The connecting dot is that there is an attack on black and brown low-income working families.
Current Events | Posted 8/9/2015 at 11:23 AM
Died on April 30, 2015 of Legionnaire's Disease. Rest in Peace, dear friend.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 7/24/2015 at 2:14 PM
Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 7/13/2015 at 9:18 PM
Hooray for Rafe! Los Angeles is about to be The Place, as the Gotcha Squad out there goes on trial. Here in New York the teachers all seem to be fighting each other, and keeping the Panel For Educational Policy (PEP) in their platform for power. This is, in our opinion at ADVOCATZ, an error so huge that we cannot support any group or individual who believes in an appointed school board and thus denies the general public a vote.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 7/9/2015 at 8:24 AM
Judge Jed Rakoff, who for years quietly groused about the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals’ take on insider trading, ignored its precedent-setting December ruling and on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man, Bassam Salman, who made $5 million trading off illegal tips from his brother-in-law, a Citigroup investment banker.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/25/2015 at 9:08 PM
Despite claims by Hillary Rodham Clinton that she provided the State Department with all of her work-related emails from the personal account she used exclusively when she was in office, the department has received several related to Libya that she had not handed over, according to officials at the agency. The emails that Mrs. Clinton did not give to the State Department were between her and her longtime confidant and adviser Sidney Blumenthal. He did not work for the department at the time, but was routinely sending her intelligence memos on Libya.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/24/2015 at 9:49 AM
Early in 2012, worried that suicide bombers might pass through airline security undetected, American counterterrorism officials ordered a drone strike in Yemen to kill a doctor they believed was working with Al Qaeda to surgically implant explosives in operatives, according to British intelligence documents. The documents, previously undisclosed, include details about how terrorism suspects are targeted in drone strikes and how strikes can go wrong at times. The documents also show how closely the National Security Agency has worked in Pakistan and Yemen with its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, or G.C.H.Q.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/20/2015 at 1:09 PM
Where is the national rally? Teachers are being cast aside with disdain. Teachers are being used in this next presidential election as pawns and scapegoats.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 6/2/2015 at 1:12 PM
Writing for the court, Judge Linda Stephens said: (W)e cannot escape the conclusion that for the last four decades, the career status protections provided by section 115C- 325, the very title of which—“Principal and Teacher Employment Contracts”— purports to govern teachers’ employment contracts, have been a fundamental part of the bargain that Plaintiffs and thousands of other teachers across this State accepted when they decided to defer the pursuit of potentially more lucrative professions, as well as the opportunity to work in states that offer better financial compensation to members of their own profession, in order to accept employment in our public schools.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/21/2015 at 11:33 PM
To members of the Panel, I am disappointed that you did not accept my invitation to inform you about cheating in the school system. Nobody on the Panel contacted me after my statement at your April 29 meeting. You expressed zero curiosity about my claim of an ongoing crime spree, ignored by the Chancellor, involving false grades in violation of Education Law 225, Section 225.