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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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Belmont, Los Angeles' Most Expensive School - and Built Over a Toxic Dump - is Demolished
Half a billion dollars of taxpayer money goes down the drain for a school that was never opened. If I lived in California I'd be angry. Very angry. Betsy Combier


Full Disclosure series on Belmont


Los Angeles, CA In late December 2004 the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) began demolishing approximately one third of the new and never occupied Belmont High School campus which has cost taxpayers $238 million to build with another $110 million for partial demolition and reconstruction.

The demolition of Belmont went virtually unnoticed by the Los Angeles news media and the community because it took place just a few days before Christmas when most people were preoccupied wrapping holiday gifts and attending to activities of the season.

The LAUSD Facilities Division refused the FULL DISCLOSURE NETWORK requests to gain access to the site to videotape the demolition activity. The entire site was blocked off to the public view by chain link fences covered with green tarp and topped with barbed wire-the full perimeter. Some of demolished buildings were built atop an earthquake fault on the 35-acre site in downtown Los Angeles, formerly known as the Los Angeles Oil Field, which is plagued with toxic hazards such as methane gas and hydrogen sulfide.

However, the Full Disclosure Cable Television Network was able to shoot aerial video footage of the demolition and will begin showing an exclusive five-minute video, of the destruction of the controversial Belmont High School buildings starting Wednesday, January 19, 2005.

Watch the full interview now via streaming video FREE for thirty days.

Experts estimate that with the cost to remediate the toxic hazards, cost overruns and change orders, the final cost of Belmont (renamed Vista Hermosa) could come to half a billion dollars.


LAUSD's Belmont, the most expensive school ever built, Combines ENRON and LOVE CANAL

Full Disclosure 'Best of Belmont' Video

The Belmont Learning Center in Los Angeles: The Most Expensive Public School in America

Belmont Learning Complex: All That Money To Build a School Over a Toxic Dump

Candidates - and Educrats - Have a Legal Right to Lie to Voters

© 2003 The E-Accountability Foundation