Qui tacet consentire videtur, ubi loqui debuit ac potuit
He who is silent,
when he ought to have spoken
and was able to, is taken to agree
— Latin proverb wikilink
Have APS students a right to good role models?
If the behavior of the seven senior most role models in the entire APS are any indication, the answer is no.
|APS School Board member Maestas|
The other six of them sit with her at school board meetings and pretend there's nothing wrong; no censure, no nothing. If asked; they're still "waiting for all the facts". The case has dropped into the legal process where it will languish until long after anyone who cared stops caring.
The APS School Board expects students to "... model and promote the Pillars of Character Counts!; a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct.
Of themselves, the board expects compliance only to "the law". Already the lowest standards of conduct acceptable to civilized human beings, litigation and legal weaselry will lower them to near non-existence.
Analee Maestas is role modeling a corrupt politician New Mexico style. The rest of the board are role modeling the enabling culture that allows public corruption and incompetence to continue unabated; even in plain sight.
If we really want students in APS to grow into adults who embrace character and courage and honor, someone is going to have to show them what they look like. If not the so called leadership of the APS, then who?
The leadership of the APS is doing everything they can to eliminate Character Counts!. It isn't about Character Counts! per se; it is about any standards of conduct that require truth telling and honest to God accountability to meaningful standards of conduct and competence.
The senior most role models in the entire APS are abdicating right before our eyes; abandoning their duties and obligations as the senior most role models of nearly 90,000 of this community's sons and daughters.
|Journal Editor in Chief|
Kent Walz - leader in the
cover up of the scandal.
photos Mark Bralley