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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".
 
 
Scholarship America® Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Dream Award Scholarships
Current Events | Posted 8/15/2018 at 9:14 AM
In its sixth year, the Dream Award is Scholarship America's unique renewable scholarship program for students with financial need who have overcome barriers and successfully started their college education. Awards are made to students from across the nation who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school; the scholarships are both renewable and increase in amount each year. In the last five years, Scholarship America has awarded over $1 million to 54 students, with scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 based on financial need.
 
 
New York State Sues Purdue Pharma Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'
Current Events | Posted 8/14/2018 at 10:50 PM
A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday.
 
 
NYC Teacher John Leftridge Lost His Job at 3020-a, Appealed, and Lost His Appeal
Current Events | Posted 8/12/2018 at 6:32 PM
The Leftridge case is full of surprises, with laws, procedures, and evidence ignored. Perhaps his representatives did bad jobs, too. Nonetheless, it seems that he claimed medical issues, and that the principal held onto his medical records and then did not properly submit these records for medical accommodation.
 
 
The Futile New York City Class Action Bullying Settlement by Izzy Kalman
Current Events | Posted 8/12/2018 at 12:56 PM
Truth is, the settlement doesn’t demand much more from the DOE than is already required of it. It mostly needs to intensify existing policies and show that it is doing a better job of complying with them......my conclusion is that this settlement will do absolutely nothing to improve the bullying situation in NYC schools. If anything, it will continue to make matters worse.
 
 
New York City's Department of Education Closed Hundreds of School Sex Harassment Cases Without Review
Current Events | Posted 8/11/2018 at 1:00 PM
The Department failed to determine whether “hundreds of sexual harassment” cases in the school system were “legitimate” despite the department closing investigations of those cases, the New York Daily News reports. Between 2014 and 2017, the city obtained “conclusive findings” on 21 of 338 sexual harassment investigations.
 
 
How Music Helps with Mental Health – Mind Boosting Benefits of Music Therapy
Current Events | Posted 8/10/2018 at 12:25 AM
Music has been with us for thousands of years as a form of entertainment, communication, celebration, and mourning. There are so many different emotions that music can help us to express, and it is a language that we share universally, as well as one that everyone can understand.
 
 
CoverUS: New York's Growing 'Tech For Good' Community
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 8/8/2018 at 11:48 AM
When Andrew Hoppin and Christopher Sealey launched their blockchain startup this year, they weren't dreaming of becoming the next unicorn or earning gazillions trading cryptocurrencies. Instead, the co-founders—who had first worked together upgrading technology and communications systems for the state Senate—had a compelling social mission. They wanted their new company, CoverUS, to help make health care more affordable and efficient for ordinary people.
 
 
Montebello Unified School District Whistleblowers Fired, Awarded Millions in Damages
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 8/5/2018 at 2:04 PM
The ex-superintendent of the Montebello Unified School District, Susanna Contreras Smith, and former chief financial and operations officer, Cleve Pell, filed a lawsuit claiming they were fired from their positions back in 2016 for exposing political corruption within the district. The parties have been awarded a total of $3 million in compensatory damages – Smith was given $2.7 million and Pell was awarded $567,665. The two were whistleblowers who came forward and reported misconduct by the former Board of Education and Chief Business Officer Ruben J. Rojas.
 
 
Banning Public Speech, and People Who Voice Their Opinions,From School Board Meetings Is Unconstitutional
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 8/4/2018 at 7:20 PM
Throughout the US, school boards hold meetings once a month, more or less. Sometimes people from the community attend these meetings and tell the board members that they are not doing something right. Sometimes these same people are angry about how the board members are not handling a matter correctly, and say so. Sometimes the board votes to ban these outspoken taxpayers from their meetings for a short time or long term. These "Stay away" rules are, we believe unconstitutional, and should be stopped.
 
 
“Deadly Deliveries”: USA Today Report Sheds Disturbing Light on Shocking Rates of Maternal Mortality in the United States
Current Events | Posted 8/1/2018 at 2:03 PM
Post by Joanna L. Grossman in USA Today: "Maternal mortality rates are rising in the United States, even as they fall in other countries. The US is now the most dangerous place in the developed world to have a baby. Let that sink in: the most dangerous place in the developed world to have a baby. In this column, I’ll discuss the findings of the new USA Today investigation, which places the blame for this problem at the feet of hospitals. But I’ll also discuss the misguided and dangerous policy choices that many states have made, which have contributed mightily to the danger of giving birth in this country. "
 
 
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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