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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
Aaron Carr
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 NY State Consolidated Transportation Law need changing?

If Article 73 of the New York State Consolidated Transportation Law [Article 73
L96 (1996, heading chgd. by chap. 474, eff. 7/1/96.) §3635. Transportation]
states that children in elementary schools who live more than 2 miles from the school they attend, within the District they live in, and middle and upper school children who live more than 3 miles from the school in the district they live in may receive yellow bus services, what happens now in New York city, as there is the overriding No Child Left Behind and no Districts any more, but Regions?

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.

The 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 their Districts but within the Region 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!!!

Therefore if a child lives in District 2 but attends a school in District 3 and got in because of a test or grades, this child may not get a yellow bus (except the Anderson Program), but if a child transfers to the same school under NCLB rules from a school in need of improvement and lives in the same building, may get yellow bus service?

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