no longer accepts new members. The website will remain open indefinitely under the same domain name, but will be transferred into a static, non-blogging environment that provides better control over search engine optimization features than Ning provides. All the articles will remain available to the general public.

I am a constructive person by nature. Working on Case 1 helped me to find a project that I have became passionate about and focuses on development of effective higher education concepts that can produce substantial value, once the concepts have been developed into functional solutions and have been put on a scalable framework. This is a long-term project that requires lots of work. Case 1 related frustration fuels my energy. So, all of it works out very well.

Out of necessity, I will continue to work on StopExtortion Case 1 for as long as this case remains open. Accordingly, additional open letters will be published on for as long as the case remains open.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the existing members. I hope, that I was also able to help some people in the process. All the relevant information is in the articles published on

Thomas Eklund


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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Do You Prefer to Resolve Problems or to Prolong Them?

Posted by Thomas Eklund on February 26, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Handling Department of Education’s Unvalidated Demands and Turning Problems into Opportunities

Why does the U.S. Department of Education produce so little value for the vast amount of resources that this institution consumes?

  • One reason is that the Department of Education is managed so, that this institution is good at creating problems and prolonging them, but is not good at resolving problems.
  • Another reason is that people at the Department of…

How the Department of Education Creates Documents by Mixing and Matching PDF Files

Posted by Thomas Eklund on November 13, 2018 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

Below is a copy of another letter and FOIA request sent to Department of Education FOIA Service Center. This letter describes how the Department of Education employees create documents from PDF files without existence of the original documents. In the process the Department of Education employees mix PDF files that could belong to anybody and do not contain any person's identifying information, together with PDF files that do contain identifying information.…


Is It Acceptable that the Department of Education Operates Like Organized Crime – Mafia?

Posted by Thomas Eklund on March 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Below is an open letter to the Department of Justice and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Dear reader, I am asking you now the same question that I am asking Attorney General in this letter: based on how the Department of Education uses extortion, document fabrication, bullying and harassment, do you agree that the closest analogy is organized crime – mafia?

Do you personally find such operating practices acceptable?



(Some of) Department of Education's Systemic Problems

Posted by Thomas Eklund on March 11, 2018 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

The open letter below lists some of the problems that the Department of Education as a system has. If we look at the Department of Education as a system that is supposed to benefit traditional students, adult learners and employers, we will most likely find many more problem areas. The systemic problems listed below are specific to one case. However, the problems listed here may very well be relevant to many people. We don't know how many people over the years have paid to the…



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