Friday, March 3, 2017

John Hammer at the Rhino Times is starting to get the fcukedupness of Say Yes to Education

"Say Yes to Education, according to what was said when it was being heavily promoted, is supposed to be working hand in hand with the Guilford County Schools to improve the education of children in Guilford County.

Now, one year in, Say Yes is refusing to give the Guilford County school board or the public basic information on their operation.  The selling point of Say Yes is that it purportedly gives college scholarships to Guilford County high school graduates to pay for their college education.  Say Yes pays the last dollar, which means if a student receives a partial scholarship then Say Yes makes up the difference between that and the actual cost.

School board member Deena Hayes-Greene asked how much money Say Yes spent on scholarships for students in the fall semester last year.  This seems like a perfectly reasonable question, but she didn't get an answer.

The fact that Say Yes won't tell the school board how it is spending all the money it raised sends up red flags all over the place.
It certainly appears the executive director, Mary Vigue, was forced to resign.

Now the new director won't provide basic information on the operation to the school board.  It looks like some of those in the community who made pledges that made the whole endeavor possible need to go down to Say Yes and find out what in the world is going on."

http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/rhino-times/march-2-2017/2017030101/#4
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An email sent to Say Yes to Education folks this morning;

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/an-email-sent-to-say-yes-to-education.html

I handed out about 100 fliers of this at the meeting; "Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford Unanswered Questions"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/i-handed-out-about-100-fliers-of-this.html

It's been about a month since the News and Record hasn't reported Say Yes Guilford has less than $11 million, and charter schools have to pay 100%

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/12/its-been-5-days-and-news-and-record.html

"Newcomers join Greensboro school board this month" and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/12/newcomers-join-greensboro-school-board.html

A comment awaiting moderation at Triad City Beat's "Say Yes says maybe to undocumented Guilford students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-comment-awaiting-moderation-at-triad.html

Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford questions for Monday night at 6 pm

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/say-yes-to-education-and-say-yes.html

Friday, November 11, 2016 7:40 pm; "Council for Say Yes will hold public meeting Monday"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/friday-november-11-2016-740-pm-council.html

Say Yes to Education Red Flag; Mary Vigue; She is about to be in charge of more than $25 million for a 'non-profit' after shafting City of Greensboro employees out of investment fee cuts

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/say-yes-to-education-red-flag-mary.html

Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey; President at Say Yes to Education, Inc.; Professional Fundraising Organization

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/mary-anne-schmitt-carey-president-at.html

David Colin; Just Say Yes raises lots of questions

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/david-colin-just-say-yes-raises-lots-of.html

Say Yes to Education Independent Contractor Compensation the News and Record's Susan Ladd failed to report

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/10/say-yes-to-education-independent.html

Say Yes to Education, Inc. (Say Yes), and Say Yes Guilford appears to be a legal Ponzi scheme and/or a Racket

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/say-yes-to-education-inc-say-yes-and.html

How the Triad Business Journal got played for chumps by Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/how-triad-business-journals-reporter.html

On October 3, 2015, Guilford County's Board of Education was shown a "Full Tuition Scholarship Incentive" plan, for every GCS graduate who goes to college

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/on-october-3-2015-guilford-countys.html

Monday, November 16, 2015, I crashed the Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford meeting at Smith High School and passed out fliers asking the following questions;

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/i-crashed-say-yes-to-education-and-say.html

Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford are saying they are going to cover the last dollar costs between financial aid and total tuition

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/11/say-yes-to-education-and-say-yes.html

Triad City Beat Lying to their readers and Guilford County's rising seniors about Say Yes to Education

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2015/12/triad-city-beat-lying-to-their-readers.html

"Guilford commissioners hear update on Say Yes"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/guilford-commissioners-hear-update-on.html

Say Yes Guilford Questions for Guilford County Commissioner and School Board Candidates

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/02/say-yes-guilford-questions-for-guilford.html

"Obtain free college tuition by “Saying Yes” to education"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/obtain-free-college-tuition-by-saying.html

"Some parents find it hard to believe their child is now eligible for free college tuition simply because they’re graduating from a public school in Guilford County."

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/some-parents-find-it-hard-to-believe.html

City of Greensboro Public Information Request on Say Yes to Education; "Say Yes to Education designee on the Operating Committee, Scholarship Board and Community Leadership Council"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/city-of-greensboro-public-information_23.html

The News and Record's Jessie Pounds; "Guilford County Schools' seniors can sign up for Say Yes scholarships"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-news-and-records-jessie-pounds.html

Ponzi? From Say Yes to Education's 7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015 IRS 990 tax form

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/10/from-say-yes-to-educations-712014-to.html

Dear Donnie Turlington and Mary Vigue; Please explain why Say Yes to Education's money is in Central America


Say Yes to Education's amazing, quite unbelievable investment performance


George 'Say Yes to Education' Weiss and Associates;"...the hedge fund portfolio reportedly returned more than 50% per year on an annual basis", except for when it didn't


Former City of Greensboro Assistant Manager Mary Vigue used her position to personally profit via Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford


Gag order and censorship for Guilford County teachers by Say Yes to Education and Angela Jackson of Guilford County's Association of Educators


George Weiss doesn't mind using massive leverage and illegal tax avoidance

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/george-weiss-doesnt-mind-using-massive.html

One Dollar; "Resolution Requesting Approval of Lease Agreement with Say Yes to Education"; Tuesday, November 17, 2015

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/one-dollar-resolution-requesting.html

George 'Say Yes to Education' Weiss and Associates;"...the hedge fund portfolio reportedly returned more than 50% per year on an annual basis", except for when it didn't

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/09/george-say-yes-to-education-weiss-and.html

Friday, November 11, 2016 7:40 pm; "Council for Say Yes will hold public meeting Monday"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/11/friday-november-11-2016-740-pm-council.html

Former City of Greensboro Assistant Manager Mary Vigue used her position to personally profit via Say Yes to Education and Say Yes Guilford

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/09/former-city-of-greensboro-assistant.html

Ponzi needs a new town; Jul 25, 2016 4:59 AM; "Say Yes to Education" program could mean free college for Louisville students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/ponzi-needs-new-town-jul-25-2016-459-am.html

Susan Ladd's oldest daughter appears to be in line for a Say Yes to Education scholarship

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/susan-ladds-oldest-daughter-appears-to.html

There hasn't been a news story out of Louisville on Say Yes to Education since; Boris hasn't called with questions yet

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/there-hasnt-been-news-story-out-of.html

The City of Greensboro's former Assistant Manager Mary Vigue, now Say Yes Guilford Director, was directly responsible, along with City Council and other City staff, for doing Greensboro's employees wrong

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-city-of-greensboros-former.html

"City of Greensboro, mayor sued over access to public records" by Roch Smith Jr.

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/city-of-greensboro-mayor-sued-over.html

More on what Say Yes to Education promised Guilford County students and parents

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/more-on-what-say-yes-to-education.html

Let's not forget what Guilford County School parents and students were told; "New Say Yes to Education partnership means free college tuition for Guilford County students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/lets-not-forget-what-guilford-county.html

Remember what they told the kids; "Guilford County Says YES to Education - and Yes to College Tuition!"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/08/remember-what-they-told-kids-guilford.html

How it began in Guilford County, only different; "City, schools working on $100 million effort to provide free college to Louisvillians"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-it-began-in-guilford-county-only.html

"See Jane Lose"; How Say Yes to Education's Mary Vigue, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan and Tony Wilkins betrayed the City's employees

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/see-jane-lose-how-say-yes-to-educations.html

Gag order and censorship for Guilford County teachers by Say Yes to Education and Angela Jackson of Guilford County's Association of Educators

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/gag-order-and-censorship-for-guilford.html

If Say Yes Guilford has $35 million,...

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/if-say-yes-guilford-has-35-million.html

$832,000 Payoff; "Buffalo Public Schools award the contract to Say Yes for community program"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/832000-payoff-buffalo-public-schools.html

Richard (Skip) Moore's misleading statements; "8 Things to Know About "Say Yes To Education"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/richard-skip-moores-misleading.html

Oblivious Buffalo News Editorial Board "Say Yes is leading a vital improvement in the number of college-bound students"

http://greensboroperformingarts.blogspot.com/2016/07/oblivious-buffalo-news-editorial-board.html



Why did the Hartford Chapter of Say Yes close in June 2005?

Alan Duncan and Amos Quick; "Through Say Yes to Education in Syracuse, Contreras has worked with her community..."

Wednesday, June 29, 2016; New Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras' = Say Yes to Education, Say Yes Guilford and Say Yes Syracuse = Say Yes now owns Guilford County Schools

Thursday, June 30, 2016; Say Yes to Education's amazing, quite unbelievable investment performance; This is a George Weiss special

Thursday, June 30, 2016; John Hammer on new Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras and Say Yes to Education

Wednesday, June 29, 2016; WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH 2015; "The Say Yes to Education program has closed its Syracuse office"

Thursday, June 30, 2016; Say Yes To Education-- The E-mails: Part 1

Friday, July 1, 2016; Say Yes To Education-- The E-mails: Part 2
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