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Betsy Combier

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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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Does Standard & Poor's Know What a "Good" Education Is, Now That Governor Pataki Has Hired the Firm to Put a Price On It?

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now holding Governor Pataki accountable for hiring Standard & Poor's to decide how much a good education should cost, however I'm not sure anybody has told me what a 'good' education means? Does this mean my children will get four years of science in a newly-built ultra-modern science lab, or does it mean an up-to-date textbook, traditional rather than "fuzzy" math, high scores on standardized testing, or gym more than once a week?
Furthermore, who is making the decision on what a 'good' education is? I'd like to say a word or two, I have four children. But I'm realistic: S&P is already making millions to rate the state's bonds, so my guess is that Pataki has the group he needs to tell us how much we "really" need.
Perhaps if our governor put "real" people - people who are independent thinkers about the costing out problem, he may not have such an easy time filling "consultant" spots?

 
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