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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
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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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 parentadvocates.org
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".
 
 
District 75: ‘The Toughest Job You’ll Ever Love’ By Laura McKenna
Stories and Grievances: Special Education | Posted 4/20/2019 at 12:54 PM
Almost 30 years ago, I walked into my class of 12 acutely disabled teenagers in a District 75 school in the South Bronx feeling young and nervous. I had no formal training as a special education teacher, just a master’s degree in political theory and an emergency teaching certificate from New York City....At the end of my first day of work, I cried. I had never seen children with so many obstacles. But by week two, I had fallen in love with the students and staff.
 
 
Adira Polite ’18 Publishes Research on Racial Bias in Restorative Justice
Current Events | Posted 3/30/2019 at 12:19 AM
Her research demonstrates that despite the documented successes of restorative justice in juvenile criminal cases, in places like New Zealand, the US court system has not widely adopted the practice. And when courts do embrace it, they tend to apply it unfairly.
 
 
Space Travel Changes Our Genes, and NASA's Twin Study Proves It
Current Events | Posted 2/20/2019 at 3:08 PM
The first-of-its-kind opportunity to study the genetic impact of space on the human body came about after astronaut Scott Kelly was chosen to serve aboard the International Space Station from March 2015 to March 2016. His identical twin, Mark Kelly, who is also a former NASA astronaut, remained on Earth.
 
 
Anthony Weiner Is Released From Prison, Moved To Re-Entry Center in Brooklyn
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 2/18/2019 at 11:02 AM
Anthony D. Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman, has been released from a federal prison in Massachusetts and moved to a re-entry center in Brooklyn to serve out the remainder of his sentence for exchanging lewd texts with a minor. Mr. Weiner, whose sexting scandals ended his tenure in Congress and then doomed his bid for New York City mayor, is scheduled to be released on May 14, according to Federal Bureau of Prisons records. Mr. Weiner, who served his first 15 months at Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Mass., was supposed to serve a 21-month sentence, but was granted an early release for good behavior.
 
 
Fred Rogers and His Language For Children
Current Events | Posted 1/8/2019 at 7:27 PM
For the millions of adults who grew up watching him on public television, Fred Rogers represents the most important human values: respect, compassion, kindness, integrity, humility. On Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the show that he created 50 years ago and starred in, he was the epitome of simple, natural ease.
 
 
Captial Research Center Reports on The Left's Attacks on President Trump
Current Events | Posted 12/30/2018 at 1:26 PM
Scott Walter: "It’s been said that if you can’t beat ’em, you should join ’em. But the professional Left prefers to copy ’em.There’s nothing original about the Left’s new batch of “watchdog” groups that are aping the Judicial Watch model and hoping to use lawsuits and Freedom of Information Act requests to stymie the President’s agenda. Their greatest aim is to run President Trump out of office."
 
 
COPAA Releases Statement Saying School Safety Commission Report Fails Students with Disabilities and Students of Color
Current Events | Posted 12/18/2018 at 9:36 PM
While we are pleased to see an emphasis on mental health counseling, reducing bullying and building positive school climate, we fear that the over emphasis on "control, order and arming teachers" and the recommendation to rescind the discipline guidance that outlines best practices and provides tools and resources will undermine and derail attempts at creating positive environments for marginalized and at-risk students.
 
 
U.S. Department of Education is Not Investigating Student Privacy Law FERPA Complaints
Current Events | Posted 12/4/2018 at 12:43 AM
The U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General’s office released a blistering audit last week, detailing how the department failed to conduct timely and effective investigations into alleged violations of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) — the nation’s main student-data-privacy law, Education Week reports.
 
 
Is There a New Labor Landscape in America?
Current Events | Posted 11/24/2018 at 5:35 PM
The teachers' strikes prove it: the media is finally seeing America's new labor landscape.....
 
 
Sleep Help Institute: Helping Children Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 11/5/2018 at 12:40 PM
ASD affects individuals to different extents. Individuals with ASD can be highly gifted or mentally challenged, but all have some challenges with socializing and communicating with others. Developmental issues associated with ASD are typically diagnosed in early childhood, but can be noticed as early as 18 months. Between 44 to 83 percent of children with autism spectrum disorder also experience sleep issues. Most commonly, children with autism have difficulty falling asleep and experience disturbed sleep once they do.
 
 
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
Parentadvocates.org Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Jacob Winkelman v Parma City School District
Can We Tape? And, a Legal Website Directory
Booker T. Washington Middle School 54, Grievance Brings Retaliation
Education Policy Becomes a Matter of National Security
New York City Teacher Theodore "Teddy" Smith and the Perfect Storm of Injustice
Bloomberg's Secret Government is Unknown Even to Him
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
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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