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 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.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 5/20/2015 at 10:53 PM
Raymond Wang wins prestigious $75,000 award for engineering a system to make cabin air safer.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 5/8/2015 at 7:44 PM
Two months ago, on March 2, 2015, that The New York Times reported then-Secretary Clinton used at least one non-"state.gov" email account to conduct official government business during her tenure as the Secretary of State. It also was reported that Secretary Clinton stored these records on a non-U.S. government server at her home in Chappaqua, New York. For two months, other than one Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by one media outlet, official Washington has sputtered outrage but no strong steps have been taken to ensure accountability for Hillary Clinton's and the Obama administration's brazen lawlessness. Federal records, many surely classified, were mishandled, stolen, secreted, and supposedly destroyed in violation of several criminal and civil federal laws. The failure of leadership on this massive corruption issue did not stop Judicial Watch.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 4/8/2015 at 2:23 PM
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 3/31/2015 at 12:21 PM
New test results posted by the Santa Monica-Malibu school district (SMMUSD) show nine classrooms and other facilities containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concentrations up to 11,000 times above federal safety limits. The revelation came a day after America Unites for Kids and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sued the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District for violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act involving excessive levels of PCBs in school buildings.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 3/28/2015 at 11:26 AM
During the mayoral campaign, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would see to it that all homeless youths had beds. But after advocates for the homeless filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city of illegally denying young people shelter, just before he took office, the mayor has surprised them, they said, by fighting the case. “It’s incredibly disheartening,” said Kimberly Forte, a supervising attorney with the Legal Aid Society, which filed the lawsuit in the waning days of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s tenure in 2013. “We’re not seeing a new way of thinking about young people when it comes to homelessness from this administration.”
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 3/27/2015 at 9:26 AM
Founded in 1948, Learning Ally helps K-12, college and graduate students, veterans and lifelong learners – all of whom read and learn differently due to blindness, visual impairment, dyslexia, or other learning disabilities. Through its support programs and audiobooks, Learning Ally enables families and teachers to help students thrive and succeed. The organization provides support to parents and students through events, webinars, personal consultations and other tools; and integrated learning management systems and professional development for teachers.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 3/21/2015 at 9:34 AM
Getting published in a national magazine just got a lot easier for kids! Children in kindergarten through 12th grade who love to write—and teachers who would like their students to embrace the written word—are now able to submit their writing samples to Kids Can Publish to be considered for publication in the nationally circulated StoryMonsters Ink magazine. The magazine recently joined together with Kids Can Publish, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc., to help broaden its audience.
Current Events | Posted 3/14/2015 at 12:56 PM
There are questions surrounding the suicide of Missouri Auditor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich that we are never going to be able to answer. Foremost is this: Why did Schweich, a husband, father and highly accomplished public servant, become so agitated over a suspicion that a state Republican Party leader might be falsely telling people that he was Jewish? Schweich’s associates say that, in the days leading up to Feb. 26, when he shot himself in his Clayton, Mo., home, he became increasingly distraught about his belief that he was the target of an anti-Semitic whispering campaign.
Current Events | Posted 3/14/2015 at 12:06 PM
It's around this time every year that math nerds unite to celebrate National Pi Day, a day honoring the mathematical constant pi, or 3.14. March 14 (or 3/14) is officially Pi Day because the date represents the first three digits of the number used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But this year, Pi Day is taking it up a notch. On 3.14 at 9:26:53 a.m., the date and time will correspond to the first 10 digits of pi: 3.141592653. ...And one more cool thing about Pi Day: It also happens to be the birthday of Albert Einstein.