School Corruption Links
Last updated December 28, 2007
Having 90% of schools in the
Illinois School Districts
Following are examples of two
Jersey County Coalition for
Public Awareness – While investigating irregularities in how construction
bonds were approved in their district, the JCCFPA uncovered a statewide pattern
in which 250
The Illinois Energy Consortium (IEC) is a joint creation of
the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School
Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials. It’s
governed by former and current public
school officials. IEC sells gas and electric energy to public school
districts under the guise of lowering costs to districts, yet it uses a “no bid
model” which is actually legal in
http://www.illinoisenergyconsortium.com/ (be sure to check out the FAQ)
In 2005, Gov. Blagojevich was implicated in a scheme to extort funds from the Illinois Teacher Retirement System.
Public school districts routinely mislead taxpayers about the cost of proposed tax hikes. One of the most visible examples was “Huntleygate”, in which the Chief Financial Officer knew the district was misleading the public, but failed to disclose the truth until after the referendum passed by less than one percent of the vote. It wound up in the departure of the superintendent and the CFO. Go to http://educationmatters.us/wharbor/WH_5reasons.ppt and start at slide 12. Slide 15 lists a few other districts that engage in the same practice.
In 2005, Thomas Ryan, superintendent of one of
What’s with all these public school employee associations?
Teacher Accountability in
Two great series of articles by Small Newspaper Group Bureau Chief Scott Reeder
Hidden Cost of Tenure – 2005 series about how tenure in K-12 schools frustrates the drive for teacher accountability, makes it near impossible for boards to fire bad teachers, creates costs averaging $219,000 to fire a tenured teacher, and can result in crippling students’ education for years.
– Scott Reeder followed Hidden Cost of Tenure up in 2007 with a series of
articles about how lax
EducationMatters.US! – by Lennie Jarratt, focusing mainly
Reasonable and Fair Taxes – by Jim and Cathy Peschke
(now residents of
Extreme Wisdom – by conservative radio talk show host Bruno Behrend, focusing on many issues, education and public schools being the largest
Straight Talk on District 211 – by D-211 board member Bill Loyd
District 211 Public Schools – blog by Cinny Agnew
National Groups and Sites that Discuss School Corruption
Education Intelligence Agency – great site by Mike Antonucci reporting on what teacher unions are up to
Peyton Wolcott –
John Taylor Gatto – former New Your City and New York State Teacher of the Year, and author of “The Underground History Of American Education” busts the myths of today’s public schools
Teachers and Trash Education – blog that reports on less than honorable members of the profession (you may be surprised at the numbers)
Wasteful Spending in Public Education – collection of links to articles about the rapid increase in public school spending, and the almost as rapid decrease in school and student performance
Are ADHD and other “Behavioral Disorders” a Scam?
ADHD Fraud – by Dr. Fred Baughman, adult & child neurologist, in private practice, for 35 years.
My Kids Deserve Better – by Joel Turtel, author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie to Parents and Betray Our Children”
Finally, consider joining the School Corruption Yahoo Group