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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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Klein Wants To Negotiate on Grade Retention, But He is Not Disputing Special Education Lawsuits Against the DOE
Why wont Klein discuss illegal NYC DOE policies in denying special education children their services and resources, a city-wide phenomenon, yet wants to negotiate on social promotion?
          
KLEIN: SKIP ED. SUIT
By DAN MANGAN

August 6, 2004 -- Faced with a possible lawsuit challenging the controversial end of "social promotion" of third-graders, schools Chancellor Joel Klein yesterday said he plans to talk with would-be lawyers for plaintiffs to "explain to them why we think" taking the city to court isn't a good idea for underachieving kids.
"We will talk to them," said Klein, referring to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which has been trying to recruit plaintiffs for the suit from the nearly 9,000 third-graders at risk of being forced to repeat that grade this year due to low test scores.

"They've made clear that they've made no decision" on filing suit, Klein noted, "so we intend to meet with them, talk with them, explain to them why we think this is not a meritorious idea."

Klein's comments followed his speech at the New York Jets kickoff lunch where Klein strongly defended Mayor Bloomberg's policy of eliminating social promotion. In the past, most third-graders have been automatically passed into the next grade, even if they were performing poorly, in the interest of keeping them with students their own age.

 
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