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Betsy Combier

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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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What Happens In South Carolina Stays In South Carolina
From Betsy Combier: A funny thing happened when I went to the South Carolina Virtual Library to see what information lay under the link "government opennes". I cannot get any information because my computer is not listed as located in South Carolina. Have a great day, everyone!!
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Sunshine Week 2012
Do you think we have a right to know what our government is doing? Are there times when government decisions and actions should be kept secret? Sunshine Week is March 11-17, 2012, but it's not about the weather. It's about the public’s right to information and open government. Freedom of Information Day is part of Sunshine Week and is celebrated annually on March 16th, the birthday of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

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