accountability accountability  /ə ˈkaʊntə bɪ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) responsibility to someone or for some activity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Then he told a teachers' union member that he supported higher pay for teachers but also--the union's anathema--greater accountability.
  2. Neuman still supports school accountability and the much-maligned annual tests mandated by the law.
  3. Siemens was fundamentally organized around committees, and now you have single accountability.

News

  1. Groups seek more accountability in Border Patrol use of force

    WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Lawmakers, rights groups and families of victims say they want more accountability for the Border Patrol after agents were blamed in the deaths of 15 people.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. AISD votes down accountability waiver; trustees fighting the CSCOPE battle

    The Abilene board of trustees decided against submitting a waiver of state accountability to the Commissioner of Texas Education at their regular board meeting Monday night.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KTXS Abilene

  3. Editorial: Accountability-system changes should aid schools, students

    Washington’s new schools-accountability system will help improve by better tracking the complexities of teaching and learning.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "What this is about is accountability. At the end of the day that's what every American wants and expects," Obama says.
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: msnbc.com

  2. "Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Forbes

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