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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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Are Diana Lam and Joel Klein Violating Section 100.2 of the NY State Regulations?

Teachers have contacted The E-Accountability Foundation with their anger, frustration, and sheer outrage at the way their professionalism is being questioned if they do not have the desks set up into circles, if there is no rug, the rocking chair is not in the right place, etc.
Some say that by Lam having given orders to the effect of "no rows," "do groupwork," "put rugs on the floor," "use rocking chairs," "use this reading program," "use that math program," "have your bulletin boards just so," etc., she is not only disregarding a finding of the previous Commissoner, Thomas Sobol, but she is also disregarding Section 100.2(o)(2) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education which call for certain written procedures to be followed in connection with the evaluation of professional staff.
These Regulations specifically mandate that their be peer involvement in the development of rating procedures.
Even the State Ed Department doesn't want these autocratic, top-down management styles.

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