New Mission

New Mission


My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas. Read more about my mission.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Misappropriation Of Funds At YAI Provides Insight Into Some Of New York's Medicaid Woes

A previous entry on this blog dated July 7, 2011 focused on the 2011 Medicaid rankings and pointed out that NY seems to be spending lots of money on its state-run programs but not getting the type of bang-for-your-buck one might expect.  Well, the following article sheds some light on at least one example of why that is the case.  The New York Times story exposes the misappropriations of funds by two prominent individuals who ran the well-known organization called YAI.  The story details how the chief executives of the organization were using state-provided funds for purely personal purposes such as fancy cars and their children's education. 

Read the full article at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/nyregion/for-executives-at-group-homes-generous-pay-and-little-oversight.html?_r=2&scp=2&sq=medicaid&st=cse