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Betsy Combier

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Email: betsy.combier@gmail.com

 
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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Yellow bus transportation

The No Child Left Behind Act requires each school district to set aside an amount equal to 20% of its combined Title I allocations (basic, concentration, targeted assistance, and finance incentive grants) to pay for transportation costs associated with the public school choice requirements. Article 73 of the New York State Transportation Law states that all children may get yellow bus transportation if they live more than 2 miles from their elementary/middle school, or three miles for high school...within the District. if a child crosses District lines for school in a District other than the one he/she lives in, no yellow bus transportation is given. What happens now that the District offices are no longer active? Cant the Law be changed to Region instead of District?

Another problem arises that there are kids travelling across District lines all over the place. In fact, kids are transferring out of schools in need of improvement to schools outside the District and, under No Child Left Behind, will get transportation to get there!!! This means that kids in the same schools may or may not get a yellow bus because of where they USED to go to school, in compliance with the Federal Law, and in violation of Article 73 of the NY City Transportation Law!!!

 
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