July 13, 2011 - "A Changed Muslim" Turkish charter student film
entered by Muslim Student Ass'n in Muslim Interscholastic Tournament
June 27, 2011 - Charter operators' 6 tries for Texas
legislation with PSF guarantee language--in 4 months.
June 20, 2011 - Follow the money: Turkish charters... TCSA...
Delisi PAC ...Texas House & Senate members.
June 19, 2011 - Austin American-Statesman story on
Texas legislators having 2nd thoughts about Turkey trips.
June 18, 2011 - More TCSA PAC info.
June 8, 2011 - Update: Pay to play at the Texas Senate?
Charter schools give the committee where they need votes
$15,000 -- and surprise, surprise, the vote is 8 ayes, 0 nays.
June 7, 2011 - Texas Turkish charter school operators
at the Texas Lege: Cash from the PAC.
June 6, 2011 - NY Times story on Texas Turkish charters.
May 11, 2011 - Cosmos Foundation/ Harmony
charter schools' Day at the Texas Lege (below).
May 1 - 31, 2011 - Pro-Harmony charter schools flyer distributed to Texas
House of Representatives by Rep. Jose Menendez, who accepted $500 from
Texas Charter School Association.
April 1 - 30, 2011 - Overview of Texas Cosmos Foundation, charter
operators of the Harmony schools.
Dec. 1 - 31, 2008
National HQ for school district online check registers update:
401 U.S. school districts with online check registers!
in 27 states! 294 of the districts are in Texas!
Also: Chicago PS under new US DOE secretary
Arne Duncan's watch -- money scandals,
proposed gay high school, no CPS check register online.
Nov. 1 - 30, 2008
Oct. 1 - 31, 2008
Ending corruption in public education job one for new president (after keeping our nation
strong and secure). 'The use of public funds for personal gain violates
the public’s trust and undermines our democracy.' -- U.S. Attorney
Alice H. Martin Unfolding in Alabama: computer scheme for poor children, its
organizer (John Katopodis, Ed.D., a former city councilman, county commissioner and
occasional distributor of computers to poor kids via a city program connected to public
schools), and a combined FBI/IRS investigation makes a vivid and instructive case. It
shows us clearly where U.S. public education has lost its way along with its mission and
soul to the point where our country is imperiled. ALSO: Dallas ISD (TX): Mike Hinojosa's
$148 million misspend, firing teachers rather than edu-vendors; report on financial exigency.
Greedy NY edu-pension abusers. California publisher Tim Crews wins FOIA award.
Another ERDI supe (Annette Griffin) in the news -- for DUI. Kansas principal Don Atkinson
goes to jail. Eanes ISD (TX) check register online. Supes' private lives: New Miami (FL)
supe Alberto Carvalho and the emails with the Miami Herald education reporter. "Team of
September 1 - 30, 2008
3 big urban districts, 3 big deficits, 3 superintendents in trouble: Detroit ($408 million), Miami
($84 million), Dallas ($64-84-148 million) Aftermath:
Rudy Crew (Miami) -- named AASA superintendent of the year in February 2008 -- was
ousted by his board on Sept. 10, 2008.
The State of Michigan is about to take over Detroit PS, which at 88,000 students fell short of
100,000 for their "first class" status.
Dallas ISD supe Mike Hinojosa first told his community he had overspent by $64 million,
then he said it was $84 million, then it was $148 million for the past two years. Texas
education commissioner Robert Scott has threatened DISD with the appointment of a
August 1 - 31, 2008
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL): Rudy Crew hangs on to job by one vote then
late in the month Evelyn Greer, one of his five votes, loses her board seat; 62 arrested in
drug bust, some M-DCPS employees. Katy ISD (TX) fires tech vendor Xpediant--
previously under fire for not being in synch with Texas Comptroller, then has another tech
vendor not in compliance with Texas Comptroller. Former Jefferson ES principal Don
Atkinson pleads guilty in Great Bend. San Francisco USD ass't principal Gerald Courtney
arrested on charges of pimping and running brothels. Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School
(NY) principal Mary Petrilli allegedly wielded a 12-inch kitchen in a domestic dispute. Best
practices: Father Greg Boyle, Los Angeles (CA); Beeville ISD (TX).
ERDI consultants: Update.
July 5 - 31, 2008
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL): AASA superintendent of the year (2008) Rudy
Crew and M-DCPS; Miami "evacuees" go to Memphis: Kriner Cash & PD chief Gerald
Darling; Renier Diaz de la Portilla's 10,000-plus signatures on "Rudy Recall" petition; M-
DCPS board attorney JulieAnn Rico suspended with pay for accepting $15,000 cash
moving allowance for her move to Miami from her house in Palm Beach -- then doesn't sell.
ALSO: Ruben Bohuchot and Frankie Wong found guilty in Dallas ISD (TX) "Yachtgate"
technology trial; Hector Montenegro leaves Arlington ISD (TX) superintendency with no
cash buyout thanks to HB 189; former Prince George's County (MD) supe Andre Hornsby
found guilty in retrial.
ALSO: Audit finds then-supe Nicholas Brown's Stanhope Borough School District (NJ)
July 4, 2008
United States Declaration of Independence & Constitution
May 22, 2008 - July 3, 2008
DC Examiner editorial re check registers
"What was Alton Frailey [Katy ISD/TX] thinking?"
Supe John Gratto/Sag Harbor, NY
Mesquite (TX) championship coach Steve Halpin's "gambling addiction" - district's self-
Pennsylvania's public education leadership & Ridley School District's $573,792.71 loss..."
Is Hillsborough, FL supe Mary Ellen Elia unlucky -- or should she be fired? Hats off to Bill
O'Reilly, with a question
Detroit Public Schools (MI): Way to go, Marie! And has Detroit's Jan. 2007 Sherry
Gallery investigation gone AWOL?
Oregon: Former Stanford football star Irv Nikolai, worked as La Grande, Oregon's interim
superintendent until his arrest May 2 by Hillsboro police, FBI agents and Union County
deputies at his office on four charges of first-degree sex abuse
February 26 - May 21, 2008
Voluntary ethics pledges for school board candidates
Florida - Hillsborough supe Mary Ellen Elia & 5 teachers' sexual misconduct with students
Kansas - Great Bend Schools 428
Colorado - Colorado Springs School District #11
Maryland - Montgomery County Public Schools / supe Jerry Weast / principal Mo
Texas - Dallas ISD school board ethics
Texas - Mildred ISD
February 15 - March 25, 2008
Florida - Miami-Dade County Public Schools
February 15-25, 2008
Florida - Miami-Dade County Public Schools
February 1-15, 2008
Public school legal vendor Linebarger Goggan's marketing practices
Robin Hood in Texas: "poor district" Edgewood ISD's employee fitness center
5-time dipping school att'y (Copiague, NY)
New Orleans' $15,000,000-loss of school buses to Katrina: Who was responsible?
TASA MidWinter - more here also
Arlene Ackerman: Questions for Philadelphia, including Voyager
Broad Foundation in Oklahoma City
Texas SBOE's 2 RINO's: Former chair Tincy Miller of Dallas and Weatherford ISD's Pat
have been voting solidly with the liberal Democratic education establishment
National School District Honor Roll: 145 districts, 13 states, $45 billion
Miami, Florida CPS posts its check register online
Oklahoma City Public Schools: Supe John Q. Porter ($326,530 payoff), board president
Cliff Hudson quit; issues re Porter's former employer Montgomery County Public Schools
(Maryland), Wireless Generation, Broad Foundation
TASA MidWinter Conference
Gordian Knot/lightbulb moment
Capistrano USD recall
Philadelphia (PA) - Questions for Arlene Ackerman re Voyager, contract buyout stand
Texas ISDs: Argyle, Cleburne
|P E Y T O N W O L C O T T
|Nov. 1- 30, 2007
3 major TX districts post check registers in 1 week
82 districts, 6 states, $34.6 billion; role played by San Antonio
Texas SBOE says "NO" to McGraw-Hill's Everyday Math; pix from Nov.
Texas Auditor clears education commissioner Scott of IG charges
Andre Hornsby's mistried mistrial
Questions for supes: Hector Montenegro (Ysleta ISD to Arlington ISD);
(Marble Falls ISD to Longview ISD to Temple ISD)
Montrose, MI bookkeeper Dana Bacon to prison: $1.2 million
Marble City, OK supe Larry Couch: $500,000, not $100,000?
Oct. 16-31, 2007
"Arresting" news: What would you do?
Portland (ME) board birth-control decision
Ohio ass't elementary principal's toddler/car/school lot
Andre Hornsby's Maryland trial
Robert Scott appointed Texas education commissioner
Sept. 1-Oct.15, 2007
Please see links at right
Aug. 28-30, 2007 Best practices: Check
August 7/24, 2007 (Marble City, OK)
August 1, 2007
July 11, 2007
June 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007
Apr. 16, 2007 - May 31, 2007
Mar. 14 - Apr. 15, 2007
Feb. 22 - Mar. 13, 2007
Jan. 16 - Feb. 22, 2007
Nov. 20 - Dec. 20, 2006
Sept. 26 - Nov. 11, 2006
Aug. 13 - Sept. 26, 2006
June 8 - Aug. 3, 2006
May 13 - June 8, 2006
April 21 - May 3, 2006
April 4 - 19, 2006
Feb. 5 - Mar. 27, 2006
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mentioned education lobbyists
by name or client, this series
focuses on one of America's
largest lobbying firms; Akin
Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP
has been active in Texas and
has had a national impact, one
example being Austin partner
Sandy Kress, credited as being
the architect of the No Child Left
Behind Act. It's our
schoolchildren who are affected
by Akin Gump's lobbying and our
tax dollars which are ultimately
footing the bills. I have contacted
Sandy Kress on multiple
occasions and have also
attempted to contact Akin Gump
so that they might refute anything
factually incorrect in any of these
commentaries; to date, no
refutation of the facts presented
in these commentaries has
Akin Gump (Sandy Kress
et al) Areva / Libya / Rice
Akin Gump (Sandy Kress
et al) Pearson Lobbying
Akin Gump Washington,
Akin Gump (Sandy Kress
et al) Texas Lobbying
|Texas Monthly (p. 27,
Questions regarding the editorial
choices behind this and other TM
commentaries, including covers
this year featuring Vice President
Dick Cheney (January 2007) and
our U.S. astronauts (July 2007).
When Texas public school
administrators decided to hold a
conference at a resort to play golf
with vendors on Friday of our
state's accountability (TAKS)
testing week, members of their
staffs from across the state --
thank you all, you know who you
are -- who thought this was
neither a good use of taxpayer
dollars nor their bosses' time
contacted me privately. This is
how I came to travel to a resort in
Boerne, in the Texas Hill Country
near San Antonio, on Friday, April
20, 2007 with my camera to take
pictures on a golf course. Note
the pix of the signs; these show
that the golf-cart twosomes, one
supe/one vendor, were
pre-arranged and not accidental
Also, veteran teacher
Donna Garner has
questions regarding the role of
politics and money in Gov. Perry's
choice of our next education
commissioner; she also has
o Sandy Kress and his TEKS
o John Stevens (late of Texas
and Education Coalition)
o Shirley Neeley's TEA Inspector
|Commentary archives by date
|May 1 - 13, 2009 - TX Lege $390 million for pre-K, Alaska
baby-porn educator Fred Deussing out of prison early; PA supe
Robert P. Walsh gets 1 year in prison for stealing $90,000; Yonkers
schools (NY) accountability; Ysleta ISD audit finds former supe
Hector Montenegro took 221 trips in 4 years; Monroe (FL) supe
Randy Acevedo & his wife's arrest (aove) for district credit card
abuse; Midland ISD supe Syl Perez and $90,000 earmarked pork
by U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway for fuzzy math -- plus the teacher/
Apr. 1 - 30, 2009 - Liberty (MO) former supe Scott Taveau (R)
arrested in Florida; questions for Midland ISD supe Syl Perez & ass't supe
Ed Zachary re fuzzy math earmarked pork from Congressman Mike
Conaway; Ysleta ISD (TX) audit finds former supe Hector Montenegro
violated state law; 4 of 6 Washoe (NV) supe finalists bow out; trustee Cheryl
Oprisko asks all the right accountability questions in Portage Township
Schools (IN); Craig Lazzeretti presses Broad supe Deborah Sims for answers
in elementary school music teacher arrest for child porn case; Dallas ISD
auction of seized P-Card items.
Mar. 1 - 31, 2009 - Ask questions! Supe exit packages
worthy of kings and queens. Cage fighting at Dallas high school -
under then-supe Mike Moses? Supe golf extravaganza weekends.
Capistrano USD fires supe Woody Carter for cause. Ohio: 800
candidates for 1 janitor job. Katy ISD supe Alton Frailey's two
Feb. 1 - 28, 2009- Dallas mayor Tom Leppert goes to
DC; RINO Bo Pilgrim; ProAct Search executive Nancy Noeske
places Meria Castarphen in Austin ISD (TX) -- her second job for
Meria; HEB grocer Charles Butt's "Raise Your Hand" campaign
hires Texas lobbyists;
Jan. 1 - 31, 2009
Charles (HEB) Butt's "Raise Your Hand." Geithner-itis.
AASA supe of the year finalists. Sully Sullenberger.
Check register rosters update.
Friends, until I'm
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regarding all of this
site's 300+ pages,
the best way to find
something is to use
either the search
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of my site or Google.
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For example, if you
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play golf with
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|Your local school board meeting is one of the purest forms of local politics --
and an opportunity to view what is often your county's largest taxpayer-funded budget in action.
|June - July 2009
Apr. - May 2009
Feb. - Mar. 2009
Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2009
Oct. - Nov. 2008
Sandy Kress' fellow lobbyist-lawyers exit
Akin's Austin office en masse; Clatskanie,
Oregon's woes. New York pensioners such as
retired supe John George taking advantage of
taxpayers. Connie Calloway's chauffeurs quit
in Detroit rather than carry her purse. Scary in
Detroit: Modern Brownshirts standing outside
voting place on November 4, one wielding a
Summer - Sept. 2008
AASA superintendent of the year for 2008
Rudy Crew exits Miami-Dade County
Public Schools in Florida; Gary, Indiana
schools gets rid of its credit cards.
It wasn't Darwin: TEA's Chris Comer's
employee subordination issues.
Andre Hornsby's trial.
|Then-Detroit supe Connie Calloway, whose 2
district-funded chauffeurs refused to honor her
Order of the Purse
Dec. 1, 2007 - Jan. 6, 2008
2007 Year in Review
National School District Honor Roll: 135 districts, 11 states, $39 billion
Texas SBOE rejects McGraw-Hill's Everyday Math; former TEA science
executive Chris Comer makes national news;
Questions: Washington, DC: When will Michelle Rhee and Adrian Fenty
put their schools' checks online? Kansas City supe Anthony Amato; OK
supe Larry Couch: $100,000 missing now $500,000, cert revoked by OK
SBOE; TX Dana Marable: questions follow from Marble Falls ISD to
Longview ISD to Temple ISD; Rod Paige wants to help North Forest ISD --
why not do it pro bono?
Other news: Teacher arrested - Argyle ISD (TX); trustee arrested - Mitchell
SD (SD); NSDHR addition - Ysleta ISD (TX); SLAPP - Lake Travis ISD
(TX), partying admin. in Mobile (AL); business mgr. embezzles $1.1 mil (IN);
Andre Hornsby's mistried mistrial (MD); cafeteria worker embezzles
$260,000 (CA); supe Joe Lewis and Beth-Meth principal fallout (PA).
May 14 - 31, 2009 -
Former Liberty supe Scott
Taveau (R) pleads not guilty
after being extradited back
home to Missouri from his
home in Florida. PA supe
Ross Scarantino pleads guilty
to accepting a $5,000 bribe
from a contractor. Former MI
supe Kenneth C. Watson
arrested in Florida. Two sets
of Mr. & Mrs. PTO arrested.
May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day - Given Mr.
Obama's admission on C-SPAN that "we are out of
money," what is your plan for turning this around?
May 17 - 31, 2009 - May 18-23, 2009
Are you seeking transparency? A laptop in every Texas schoolchild's
pot? Ben Chavis at American Indian charter in Oakland, CA.
Embezzlements: Computers stolen & resold in Cumberland (RI) and
$120K PTA at ABC USD (CA). Hawaii HS bans student
electronics. How can school board trainings be improved?
Preferential pedophile updates: Edgar Friedrichs, Fred/Frederick
Deussing. Two Mr. & Mrs. PTO embezzlements. Pittston (PA) supe
Ross Scarantino and two trustees charged with accepting bribes.
May 31, 2009 - Donna Garner page: Laptop bill
before Gov. Perry for veto. "Raise Your Hand for a Hand
June 1-12, 2009 - NY's Ken Mitchell for
"AASA Superintendent of the Year" - a true hero.
Randy and Monique Acevedo of Key West
(Monroe County PS), Florida arrest/credit card
updates. Trial continued 7th time for former Capo
USD (CA) supe James Fleming.
June 13 - 30, 2009 -
Dallas ISD & Detroit Public
Schools (Kwame, Mike Moses,
Ruben Bohuchot, more), Monique
& Randy Acevedo (Monroe
County PS/Key West) Florda.
Orangetown's (NY) Ken Mitchell
for AASA supe of the year for
August 1 - 31, 2009
Justice in pursuit of Key West (Monroe
County PS) supe Randy Acevedo and his
wife/employee, Monique. (More about
Key West public schools here.)
October 1 - 31, 2009
State audit cites $80,000 in missing laptops, other
post-John (meth principal) Acerra problems in
Bethlehem, PA; middle school drama teacher
Dave Surridge arrested in NC (student sex),
held on $2 million bail; Broward County, Florida
trustee Beverly Gallagher can try to run in that
red jacket but she can't hide from the feds who
arrested her. Also: Lotsa Hueys arrested in
Arkansas over missing athletic event gate
November 1 - 30, 2009
Ten reasons -- ranging from $400 to $82
million -- for asking your superintendent
what your district's procedures are for
handling your money and keeping it safe
from fraud, embezzlement and senseless
preventable loss. Also, was that
Newsweek cover of Sarah Palin fair
journalism by editor Jon Meacham? And
should a retired pension-
collecting supe (far right) be charging $600
per day plus another $8,000 for doing
on-the-job searches? Another retired
supe, M. Joseph Brady, is working for
free, an hour away. When does "give
Jan. 1 - 15, 2010 - Race to the
Top -- or Bottom? Lou Gerstner laid out
the feds' plan for nationalizing our schools
in Dec. 2008 Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Jan. 16 - 31, 2010 - Bill
Gates' role in Race to the Top -- on the
ground in Texas at a behind-closed door
data-exchanging meeting between
Gates-funded representatives and school
Feb. 1 - 28, 2010 - Foundations such as Bill & Melinda
Gates and Eli Broad (that's him at right with US DE secretary Arne
Duncan sharing a quiet moment at Eli's inaugural party last year for
Mr. Obama) have invaded U.S. public schools; liberals such as Mr.
Broad and the Gates have used their money to change public school
policy and sidestep the U.S. legislative process.
H o w w e t a k e b a c k o u r c h i l d r e n s ' e d u c a t i o n : o n e p e r s o n , o n e q u e s t i o n , o n e s c h o o l a t a t i m e . Copyright 1999-2011 Peyton Wolcott
Mar. 1 - 31, 2010 - New York City
Comptroller John Liu announces online
checks coming. Top 5 ABZ school spending
transparency Q & As; a Random Round-Up;
Texas SBOE discusses social studies
May 1 - 31, 2010 - List of 13 states declining
Race to the Top.... International Baccalauareate
executives' salaries and Philanthropy Roundtable ....
Texas State Board of Education re social studies...
Big Ed Pot o' Gold , 501 public charities & the folks who
run 'em .... Memorial Day
April 1 - 30, 2010 - Education conference
(DFW area), first of its kind in Texas with
conservative speakers .... When love isn't
enough: Milken honoree Crawford Lewis ....
Pasadenu USD's bond election defeat ....
Readers' top 5 transparency questions ....
June 1 - 30, 2010 - Race to the Top & Common
Core Standards . . . Alabama's RTTT application . . . . Is
IB the BP of public education? . . . . Turkish charter
schools in the US: Grab your (Ottoman) Empire, time to
talk Turkey about Turkey in our schools; the Cosmos
Foundation & Bill Gates' role . . . . Former Llano ISD supe
Jack Patton is working again in Texas public schools, at
Crockett ISD .... 13 states decline RTTT Phase II.
September 1 - 15, 2010 - More about the Common Core Standards and Race
to the Bottom -- I mean, Top, the feds' push for control of our local school districts. By
dangling a few bucks in front of them, state and local school administrators and boards are
forever relinquishing what little they had left of control.
August 1 - 31, 2010 - How liberal
progressives like Bill Gates and the Rockefellers
used a nominal conservative (who sent his own kids to his
alma mater, Exeter) Chester E. "Checker" Finn, Jr.. and
his Fordham Foundation to push for national so-called
curriculum standards; how, having accepted Gates' check
and paid the light bill, Checker's apparently now having
July 1 - 31, 2010 - How Bill Gates used his
money and his foundation to bypass Congress & force dumb-
down "standards" -- as part of his overall liberal progressive
vision for forcing socialism on American public schools. As
Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute says, "Bill Gates gets
what he pays for." As Charlotte Iserbyt, author of "The
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America" says, "Do these
people really think they can protect their children and
September 16 - 30, 2010 - The Rip Van Winkle
factor as America wakes up to our new realities ... Irving,
Texas mayor Herbert Gears & Big Girl Panties & your supes'
retirement plan -- that you're paying for .... coercive
confinement of federal prosecutor turned judicial whistleblower
Richard I. Fine in California ... Alleged school corruption
(school board prez Rein & Wanell Stolz) in Redding, California
& bookkeeper Liane Claaseen in Chokio-Alberta, Minnesota.
Oct. 1 -31, 2010 - What's Arizona Attorney
General Terry Goddard going to do to protect Nogales
schoolchildren? ... And who controls your local school
district: your town's business community or your elected
school board members? Follow the money.
Nov. 1 - 30, 2010 - Leaving the public in the dark at
Marble Falls ISD in Texas: The lone finalist comes to visit and the
front door's locked to the public -- and we're not supposed to tell
anyone his name. Who's running things, the taxpayers footing the
bill or the superintendents benefiting from the secret search system?
Dec. 1 - 31, 2010 - Why the Texas Speaker of the House race matters to public
Jan. 1 - 31, 2011 - Charlotte Iserbyt's 7-pronged
fork: How progressive liberals have taken over the U.S.
|NOTE: Friends, there are older archives; will post
them sometime in the future. For now, best way to
look for something on my site is to use Google's
search engine, with my name in quotes followed by
your subject; more at far left in grey box.
Dec. 1 - 31, 2009 -
Madalyn Murray O'Hair: One
woman's impact on our nation -
for better or for worse. How
are our schools remembering
Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7)?
|TX: May 2011 pro-charter speeches
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JULY 13, 2011
"A Changed Muslim" student
film (scene above) from
Harmony charter's Muslim
Student Association entered in
Tournament in Georgia, plus
another Random Round-Up,
links to BBC & Fox News
YouTubes re Fethullah Gulen's
Conservative commentary - Archives (Be sure to also visit SiteMap)
Fox News' 'Who is
BBC's 'Islam, Inc.'
August 5, 2011 - 'No one has the right to question me'....Exclusive translation of recent F. Gulen YouTube.
July 1-31, 2011 - Louisiana DOE exec (& Turkish charter
whistleblower) Folwell Dunbar (R) fired after New Orleans Times-Picayune
publishes his year-old ignored letters including one re alleged bribe by Atlas
(TX) VP Inci Akpinar; also, the "Fear Factor" here in the US regarding the
Gulen-inspired Turkish charter operators: How do we move toward a civil
discourse? Especially when they & their PR firm won't answer
questions? Also, examples of Turkish charters in several states with shared
unique web template.
Sept. 2012 - Updated public ed news including Texas state audit of Harmony
Public Schools (Cosmos Foundation) misspending of $186K in fed funds.