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 9/16/2014 at 11:32 AM
Hillary Clinton’s minions launched a weekend operation in the basement of the State Department to scrub damning documents related to the Benghazi attacks that killed a US Ambassador, a top former official has charged.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 9/14/2014 at 11:32 AM
Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 9/3/2014 at 9:04 AM
The issue isn't that the approximately 7,800 soldiers didn't know that they were being used in the experiments — all of them signed consent agreements, lawyers representing them in the class-action suit acknowledge. Instead, they argue, the Army abandoned the soldiers once the terms of their consent expired, generally after five years..
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 8/24/2014 at 10:15 AM
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) – the award-winning afterschool math program renowned for developing excellence in mathematics and lifelong critical thinking skills – will open in Nashua, New Hampshire this September in response to high demand for quality after-school math education from area families.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 8/18/2014 at 11:31 PM
Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an oblique press release announcing that it was awarding an unnamed whistle-blower $400,000 for helping expose a financial fraud at an unnamed company. His name is Bill Lloyd.
Current Events | Posted 7/27/2014 at 11:51 PM
The opportunity to change the way math is taught, as N.C.T.M. declared in its endorsement of the Common Core standards, is “unprecedented.” And yet, once again, the reforms have arrived without any good system for helping teachers learn to teach them. Responding to a recent survey by Education Week, teachers said they had typically spent fewer than four days in Common Core training, and that included training for the language-arts standards as well as the math. Carefully taught, the assignments can help make math more concrete. Students don’t just memorize their times tables and addition facts but also understand how arithmetic works and how to apply it to real-life situations. But in practice, most teachers are unprepared and children are baffled, leaving parents furious. The comedian Louis C.K. parodied his daughters’ homework in an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman”: “It’s like, Bill has three goldfish. He buys two more. How many dogs live in London?”
Current Events | Posted 6/27/2014 at 11:21 PM
He admits it was against the restaurants rules, but says he thinks it was the right thing to do.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/27/2014 at 7:53 PM
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a case that piqued the interest of many constitutional scholars by questioning whether the president can legally appoint government officials without Senate approval during congressional recesses—even when the Senate is meeting in “pro forma” sessions where a few senators gavel in for only a few minutes. The answer to the question, according to all nine justices, is “no.” Although the decision’s impact on executive appointments will be significant, it will also have practical impacts on the National Labor Relations Board—and by extension the labor and employment laws affecting U.S. employers—because the appointments in question were for three NLRB members who issued decisions for 18 months.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 6/22/2014 at 11:11 AM
No child should EVER be called ugly, no matter what they look like!! says proud mom Megan Davies Mennes, who writes on her blog "Define Crazy" what its like to be a mom to a child who has Down Syndrome.
Stories and Grievances: Special Education | Posted 6/21/2014 at 2:45 PM
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to make it easier for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law. Parents who believe that public schools cannot meet their children’s special needs have long complained that the process of applying for tuition reimbursement is onerous and costly, entailing months of appeals and legal fees, followed by an annual re-evaluation that starts the fight all over again.