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Through our website, you can learn your rights as a taxpayer and parent as well as to which programs, monies and more you may be entitled...and why you may not be able to exercise these rights.

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Betsy Combier

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Email: betsy.combier@gmail.com

 
The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'A for Accountability' Award

to those who are willing to whistleblow unjust, misleading, or false actions and claims of the politico-educational complex in order to bring about educational reform in favor of children of all races, intellectual ability and economic status. They ask questions that need to be asked, such as "where is the money?" and "Why does it have to be this way?" and they never give up. These people have withstood adversity and have held those who seem not to believe in honesty, integrity and compassion accountable for their actions. The winners of our "A" work to expose wrong-doing not for themselves, but for others - total strangers - for the "Greater Good"of the community and, by their actions, exemplify courage and self-less passion. They are parent advocates. We salute you.

Winners of the "A":

Johnnie Mae Allen
David Possner
Dee Alpert
Joan Klingsberg
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
Jim Calantjis
Larry Fisher
The Giraffe Project and Giraffe Heroes' Program
Jimmy Kilpatrick and George Scott
Zach Kopplin
Matthew LaClair
Wangari Maathai
Erich Martel
Steve Orel, in memoriam, Interversity, and The World of Opportunity
Marla Ruzicka, in Memoriam
Nancy Swan
Bob Witanek
Peyton Wolcott
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NYC Has Raised $175 million in Private Funds. Where, Exactly, is this Money Being Spent?

City's Public Schools Rake In Private Donations
NY1, OCTOBER 10TH, 2004

Private donations are flooding in to help run cash-strapped city schools.

According to the New York Post, in the last two years, the Department of Education has collected private donations totaling $175 million. In past years, giving has been only a fraction of that.

The department has been putting a new emphasis on fundraising, and donors tell the paper that reforms have boosted confidence in the school system.

The high-profile donors include Dave Matthews, whose band played Central Park last year to raise more than $1 million dollars for the Fund for Public Schools. Bill Gates, Rosie O'Donnell and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs have also donated millions.

 
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