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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
Aaron Carr
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
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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The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'F for Fraud' Award

Fraud comes in many shapes and sizes, and we often do not recognize it or the trickster until the consequences of the deceit begin to hurt us or those we love, know, or hear about in the media. Fraudulent actions are always costly, however, and we must remain vigilant in the global effort to stop these practices whenever and wherever they occur. We celebrate the exposure of those people who greedily go after money or glory rather than work hard for a fair wage in a moral and ethical manner by giving them an "F".

Winners of the 2004 F For Fraud Award:

The Belmont Learning Center (Los Angeles)
Teen Boot Camps (International)
The Drug/Insurance/Government Testing and Screening Coalition
Welcome to
and e-accountability
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".
Kids' Chance New Initiative: Giving Post-Secondary Scholarships To Children of Injured Workers
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 2/1/2023 at 2:41 PM
When a worker is seriously or even fatally injured on the job, their family is often left trying to pick up the pieces while simultaneously dealing with a steep change to their own financial situation. These injuries can leave an individual out of work for extended periods of time, and recovery does not always guarantee that the injured worker will return to the same position or the same pay rate. That can be a daunting prospect for families, especially those with young children who wish to attend college or vocational school one day. That’s why Kids’ Chance of America works diligently to provide these kids with exactly that — a chance at an education.
Music Improves Student Achievement and Well-Being
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 1/26/2023 at 2:02 PM
In a new OPINION piece published by The Hechinger Report, music education and the arts need to be in America's schools. "Decades of research show that participating in music and arts education during and after school benefits young people. Public belief in the power of music has never been stronger. Yet much work remains to be done to leverage music and arts education for overall student achievement and well-being."
First Amendment Free Speech and Public School Teachers: Dodge v Evergreen (9th Cir. 2022): Where Does the Law Begin?
Current Events | Posted 12/31/2022 at 3:13 AM
How much protection of speech and its' effect do teachers have: "any violation of Plaintiff’s First Amendment rights by the principal was clearly established where longstanding precedent held that concern over the reaction to controversial or disfavored speech itself does not justify restricting such speech."
Emergency Motion To Stop the Discharge of Student Debt Granted: State of Nebraska v Joseph Biden Jr.
Current Events | Posted 11/18/2022 at 6:19 PM
Plaintiff States’ requested to preliminarily enjoin the United States Secretary of Education (“Secretary”) from implementing a plan to discharge student loan debt under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003(“HEROES Act”). The States contend the student loan debt relief plan contravenes the separation of powers and violates the Administrative Procedure Act because it exceeds the Secretary’s authority and is arbitrary and capricious. The Eighth Circuit granted the Emergency Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal. The court concluded that at this stage of the litigation, an injunction limited to the plaintiff States, or even more broadly to student loans affecting the States, would be impractical and would fail to provide complete relief to the plaintiffs.
The State of the American Student: Fall 2022: A Guide To Pandemic Recovery and Reinvention
Stories and Grievances: Special Education | Posted 11/1/2022 at 1:50 PM
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) has collected and synthesized data over the course of the pandemic on diverse needs and solutions. It outlines the contours of the crisis American students faced during the Covid-19 pandemic and begins to chart a path to recovery and reinvention for all students—which includes the essential work of building a new and better approach to public education that ensures an educational crisis of this magnitude cannot happen again.
Public Schools Lose Almost 2 Million Students To Less Traditional Forms of Schooling
Current Events | Posted 8/23/2022 at 6:36 PM
A new poll from Education Next, an education policy publication, found that enrollment in public schools has dropped by 4 percent over the last two years, while the number of children attending charter schools, private schools and being homeschooled has gone up.
NYC Department of Education G&T Policies Are Unfair and Discriminatory
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 8/10/2022 at 7:29 PM
New York City's far left "wokeness" rams a dagger straight into the heart of parents of children who are Gifted and Talented, Twice Exceptional ("2e), or in need of special resources. The New York City Department of Education likes it when all children can be labelled "Level 2,3" rather than Levels 1 or 4, even if the child cannot function or be educationally supported by middle-of-the-road curricula. That's just "too bad", the Department VIPs say.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams Has a Problem: Manifest Disregard For the Public Good and the Law
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 7/16/2022 at 3:00 PM
Mayor Eric Adams has declared “there is nothing more important” to him than transparency, but when it comes to thorny issues like his personal taxes or potential conflicts of interest within his administration, his record to date is cloudy. Are New Yorkers getting the joke made by Eric Adams when he plays "Mayor"? I guess some do because we see it every day on TV, social media, and in the newspapers. Eric Adams is not serious about his position as the chief politician of the City of New York and certainly does not belong as the CEO of the NYC Department of Education (NYC has Mayoral control of the NYC DOE).
Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) Remain a Block to Press Freedom and Human Rights
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/21/2022 at 3:21 PM
A special administrative measure (SAM) is a process under United States law (28 CFR 501.3; see also USAM title 9 chapter 24 — Requests for Special Confinement Conditions) whereby the United States Attorney General may direct the United States Bureau of Prisons to use "special administrative measures" regarding housing of and correspondence and visitors to specific inmates. It includes prisoners awaiting or being tried, as well as those convicted, when it is alleged there is a "substantial risk that a prisoner's communications or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury to persons, or substantial damage to property that would entail the risk of death or serious bodily injury to persons." Such measures are used to prevent acts of violence or terrorism or disclosure of classified information.
Pacific Legal Foundation Files Lawsuits Around The U.S. Against K-12 Schools Putting In Place "Unconstitutional" Admissions Processes Based On Race
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 2/19/2022 at 5:22 PM
Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging school admissions systems around the country where K-12 schools are upending their admissions policies and putting in place new criteria altering how students are able to attend selective schools. The foundation has three ongoing lawsuits with another soon to follow. The cases are based in New York City, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, and all are challenges to admissions policies in K-12 selective schools that offer advanced curriculum. Students must apply and be chosen to attend the schools.
Parentadvocates' Resources For Special Education Advocacy
An Introduction to Developing the IEP: FAQs on the Process of Obtaining the Best Individualized Education Program For Your Child
A Day in the Life of a Parent of a Child With Autism
Separating Fact From Fiction in Special Education Reform
Booker T. Washington Middle School 54, Grievance Brings Retaliation
Education Policy Becomes a Matter of National Security
Bloomberg's Secret Government is Unknown Even to Him
Editorial: Is Francesco Portelos a Danger to Tenure Law? by Betsy Combier
Parents of Audrey, a Child With Special Needs, Sue Illinois School District 7 and Two Law Firms For Denial of FAPE
Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations: A Legal Guide Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Jacob Winkelman v Parma City School District
Can We Tape? And, a Legal Website Directory
Without a Prayer For Relief: The NY State Supreme Court is Bought By Guide One Insurance Company and a Church, Madison Avenue Presbyterian
Editorial: The New York City Department of Education is a Sham and Mike Bloomberg is the Flim-Flam Man
How The New York City "Gotcha Squad" Gets Tenured Teachers Declared "Incompetent", and Placed in a Rubber Room by Betsy Combier
RICO in the New York State Unified Court System: How the Courts Steal Your Property, Your Children, and Try To Destroy Your Life...And How You Can Stop Them
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