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Accountability

On Human Trafficking: The Whistleblower

Trudie Styler | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Trudie Styler

The U.S. government goes into war-torn countries with a reputation for believing itself morally superior, enlightened crusaders for democracy and fairness. To be represented instead by people who abuse that position for their own economic gain is a perversion of purpose.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The national delirium over accountability and standardized measures is threatening the full, rich, human development of a generation of children.

New York Matters: Mayoral Control and Denial

John C. Fager | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
John C. Fager

What happens in the NYC school system has national implications because the city has been a testing ground for so-called new reforms. It is important for the nation to know that this past year was a very disillusioning one.

Every Day, In Every Way, Accountability Is Not Getting Better

David Isenberg | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Private military and security contracting folks like to point out that despite past mistakes and problems in oversight and accountability of such contracts, overall things are getting better. But are they really?

NCLB Waivers Should Not Be Unconditional: New Accountability Strategy Needed

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

What is desperately needed is a new accountability strategy -- not one, like NCLB, that continues to demand that schools dramatically raise student achievement and then abandons them to flail on their own.

Atlanta's Lessons on Standards and Cheating

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

Atlanta's cheating scandal encourages the mindset that Beverly Hall spent her entire career in urban schools trying to change -- that poor kids really can't be expected to learn and succeed.

Joy Resmovits

To Catch A Cheater: Behind The Atlanta Public Schools Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

Three years ago, Heather Vogell, an investigative reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, sat down with a data analyst to crunch some numbers. ...

Accountability for (Ways of) Teaching: Development for Teachers

James Gee | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
James Gee

Whether a child succeeds has to do with a lot more than what a teacher does, no matter how good she is.

Give Africans a Stake in Their Own Wealth

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

For a lot of sensible people, natural resource wealth is actually a "curse," not a blessing. Is there a way to avoid the curse?

"A Moral Disaster" Coming Near You, Produced by Wall Street and Washington

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

Managing to the short-term, managing to self-interest and hoping for a "happily ever after." It's beginning to feel a bit like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

A Real Political Scandal: The Press Conference I'd Like To See

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Yashar Ali

We love to hold our public officials accountable for their personal transgressions. We love holding them accountable when we find significant evidence of corruption. Anything else? Nope.

How To Overcome What Holds You Back

Russell Bishop | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

After last week's article on what holds you you back in life, many people asked for additional thoughts on how to move forward in life. Here is what I have found useful in my own life in overcoming various setbacks and challenges.

'Juking the Stats' in Denver Public Schools

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 08.05.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

Miraculously boosting graduation rates by giving would-be dropouts a meaningless diploma does no one any favors. And it sure doesn't make anyone look good -- quite the contrary.

Accountability: How and Why a Boring Report Made Me Weep

James Gee | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
James Gee

Why do we, in education, at a policy level, so often do what even commonsense tells us is wrong?

Curriculum for the Ages -- How do you Measure This?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Our students realized that the distance between age 10 and 90 is only an arm's length, if you open your heart and mind.

Release Newark Police Director's Disciplinary Records

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 07.17.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

If DeMaio's disciplinary records stay hidden, the city of Newark misses a rare opportunity to shift the tone of the Newark Police Department. Mayor Booker must embrace a transparent process if he has any hope of earning public support for his pick.

Congress Revisits NCLB Law

John M. Eger | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Both the House and Senate seem to be working together on a revised bill. It almost sounds too good to be true but education is everybody's issue, every citizen's concern.

How The U.S. Education System Looks To A Leading Expert Abroad

Justin Snider | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

OECD's Andreas Schleicher, an expert on educational systems around the world, discusses what he makes of the current push for reform in American public education.

Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders pay the price. The real culprits at the top of these companies rarely need to worry.

An Open Letter to Arne Duncan

Randy Turner | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

"Data" and "accountability" are code words for an educational system that embraces the same kind of failed business model that put this country in the economic crisis it is in today.

Look out! Here Comes The Mom Bandwagon

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

If the difference you want to make is to improve the lives of women and the communities they support, then make sure you are getting the real deal.

Can We Teach About Osama Bin Laden's Death If It Is Not On The Test?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.02.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

How fortunate is it for students across America that bin Laden's death took place at a time when standardized tests have been completed for this school year?

Give Warren Buffett a Break and Fight the Real Enemy

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.01.2011 | Business
Yashar Ali

David Sokol's actions have also unfairly impugned the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

How accountable and transparent is your favorite charity? Ask Charity Navigator

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who a...