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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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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".
 
 
U.S. Threatens to Sue New York State Over Voting Violations
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 1/14/2017 at 10:58 AM
The Justice Department has notified New York State officials that it may sue the state over what it says are widespread failures to comply with a provision of federal voter registration law that requires state drivers’ license applications to double as applications for voter registration, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times. From Editor Betsy Combier: Who is to blame? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his neglect in holding the eternally corrupt New York City Board of Elections accountable for years of corruption and fraud.
 
 
Debbie Buckley, Title I Supervisor in the Buffalo School District, Convicted of Stealing Government Funds
Current Events | Posted 12/23/2016 at 9:53 PM
Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Debbie Buckley, 56, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of theft of government funds, was sentenced to three years probation by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant also paid restitution totaling $15,120.00 prior to sentencing.
 
 
Fake News and the Modern Role of the Media
Current Events | Posted 12/21/2016 at 10:57 PM
Fake news, especially the propagation of fake news by the so-called professional media, has blossomed into a full-blown crisis that only promises to grow. Although inaccuracies and propaganda have always plagued the news, search engines results based on popularity, social media, and the manner in which the Press shares under-verified stories on a national level to save money at the expense of much needed investigative journalism have transformed an ongoing issue into a crisis of credibility.
 
 
Former Judge Abel Limas Gets 72 Months in Prison for Taking Bribes
Judicial Corruption | Posted 12/19/2016 at 10:42 PM
“During the course of this investigation, we interviewed over 800 people, including many local attorneys in Cameron County,” Gripka said. “We hope this case shows everyone that the government will not tolerate officials who violate the public trust. Fighting public corruption is a priority for the FBI,” he added, “and it is something we take very seriously.”
 
 
Choosing Between Shelter and School
Current Events | Posted 12/8/2016 at 11:35 PM
The Flatlands Family Residence is a shelter for homeless families that sits near the end of a subway line in Brooklyn next to a truck depot and across the street from an industrial air-conditioning business. Drawings made by the children who live there are taped on the walls of a hallway that extends past a metal detector manned by security guards. Those children include Diana Duncan’s four kids, who sleep on bunk beds and often do their homework at a small table in the kitchen.
 
 
Standing Rock Chair: Obama Could Stop the Dakota Pipeline Today & Preserve Indigenous Sacred Sites
Current Events | Posted 11/30/2016 at 1:26 PM
...police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek, north of the main resistance camp. At least two people were shot with nonlethal projectiles. Video and photos show police firing the pepper spray and tear gas at the water protectors, who were peacefully standing in the creek. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had ordered police to arrest the Native Americans and destroy a bridge that members of the camp had constructed over the creek in order to protect a sacred burial ground they say is being destroyed by construction and law enforcement activity.
 
 
Facebook Shouldn’t Fact-Check by Jessica Lessin
Current Events | Posted 11/29/2016 at 9:37 AM
What those demanding that Facebook accept “responsibility” for becoming the dominant news aggregator of our time seem to be overlooking is that there’s a big difference between the editorial power that individual news organizations wield and that which Facebook could. Such editorial power in Facebook’s hands would be unprecedented and dangerous.
 
 
For The ‘New Yellow Journalists,’ Opportunity Comes In Clicks and Bucks
Current Events | Posted 11/22/2016 at 8:56 AM
Goldman and Wade often tell each other they aren’t creating anything that’s not already there, that they’re simply fanning it, that readers know not to take their hyperbole and embellishments seriously. And even if the comments suggest otherwise, they try not to pay them too much attention. People will say anything on Facebook, they remind themselves.
 
 
In New York City and North Carolina, Voters' Rights Win
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 11/5/2016 at 9:33 PM
North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation’s largest federal employee union, today hailed a federal appeals court ruling overturning the state’s restrictive voting laws...“Thanks to this ruling, thousands of disenfranchised citizens in North Carolina will be able to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. But we cannot stop fighting until these discriminatory laws have been overturned in every other state where residents are being denied the right to vote.”
 
 
18-Year-Old Millionaire, Robotics Scholar Teach Students the Power of Technology
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 10/31/2016 at 11:38 PM
Jaylen Bledsoe is a millionaire at age 18 and credits a technology program for gifted third graders at his St. Louis school for his remarkable success. Bledsoe taught himself web design in sixth grade after taking a yearbook design class. At age 12, he started an IT consulting company, and just last year, he became CEO of The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group, valued at about $3.5 million.
 
 
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
New York City Teacher Theodore "Teddy" Smith and the Perfect Storm of Injustice
Bloomberg's Secret Government is Unknown Even to Him
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
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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