New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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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