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".
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/22/2016 at 10:11 PM
While Seifullah helmed the school, her ex-lover, the father of a student, accused the married mom of cheating on him with a school security guard and an assistant principal. The dad turned over DOE computers with photos of Seifullah posing in black lingerie and engaged in sex acts and sexually explicit texts on her DOE cellphone.
Stories and Grievances: Special Education | Posted 10/20/2016 at 9:45 PM
Special needs students in Flint have been short-changed for years and those problems were compounded by the city's water crisis, the ACLU said in a lawsuit filed today. The class-action suit, filed on behalf of 15 named children between ages 3 and 17, asks the federal courts to find that the state Department of Education, the Genesee County Intermediate School District and Flint Community Schools are violating the law by failing to ensure that Flint school children "receive access to a free appropriate public education and freedom from disability-based discrimination."
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/16/2016 at 12:14 AM
Rushell White does not support her staff, she targets people for no reason, changes grades of students to make her school look good to the public, accepts money without being held accountable for where it is being spent, and ignores the safety rules to bully her staff into doing what she says no matter what the consequences for the students and employees. For example, Ms. White ordered her AP to do an observation of a teacher, and during this observation, with a full class of students in the classroom, the fire alarm went off. As the AP was afraid of Ms. White and what White would do if the observation was not finished, the AP would not allow anyone, the teacher or the students, to leave the room, saying it was simply a drill. The teacher frantically sent emails out begging someone to come and help her, all in vain. In fact, it was a real fire alarm and there was a real fire.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/12/2016 at 8:55 PM
The United States subjected Suleiman Abdullah Salim to harsh tactics in a secret prison and held him without charge for years. He was found not to be a terrorist threat, but he pays a deep price to this day.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 10/12/2016 at 10:46 AM
On August 1, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Appellate Commissioner issued a decision in favor of the parents awarding long overdue attorney fees in the Ka.D. v. Solana Beach School District case. In 2008 when Kate Doyle, known to the courts as Ka.D was four years old, what her parents wanted was simply what was her right: to attend school with her peers. They knew that Kate, who was diagnosed with autism, would have the best chance to learn and flourish in the general education classroom.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/12/2016 at 10:30 AM
Across states, workers’ comp costs are increasingly being shifted from employers to workers and their communities, as well as to federal programs including Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare, “placing additional strains on these programs at a time when they are already under considerable stress,” according to the Labor Department’s State Workers’ Compensation Report, “Does The Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill Its Obligations to Injured Workers?”, released on Oct. 5.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/12/2016 at 9:59 AM
Emanuel said the tentative agreement "invested in strengthening the classroom and helped our teachers financially, but actually did it in a way that CPS is on a better sustainable path than every contract preceding." The union got many of the things it wanted, including the continuation of the district paying the bulk of pension contributions for current teachers. CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey praised the pay raises and job guarantees teachers would see under the tentative agreement.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/8/2016 at 1:37 PM
From President Tom Fitton: Three years ago we reported on videos produced by the Government Services Administration (GSA) that show senior GSA officials and staff participating in costumed playacting and parodies...It now appears that the GSA didn’t like our meddling in their fun..
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 10/6/2016 at 7:01 PM
When early elementary teachers integrate music and theater, student learning improves in reading, math, and science as they become better critical thinkers and problem solvers. Through classroom residencies and workshops, Wolf Trap teaching artists train teachers to use performing arts techniques to enhance instructional practice and achieve curriculum goals set for young children.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 10/4/2016 at 11:56 PM
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced in June 2016 that the United States has filed a lawsuit against the NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (the “DOE”) for engaging in a pattern and practice of discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII.