Monday, September 11, 2006

Immunity for felony misconduct

My expose of the APS Ethics Scandal often includes the phrase; …unresolved allegations of ethical and criminal misconduct, including felony criminal misconduct.

The point is not so much that the allegations go unresolved as it is; the Leadership of APS represents a culture of ignoring rules and escaping accountability.

When the Council of Great City Schools did an independent audit of APS, they wrote about the evaluation system that the Leadership use for each other. They wrote …evaluations are subjective and unrelated to promotion or step placement. Does that sound like a system that ensures that the most capable administrators will be in charge of spending a third of a BILLION dollars?

There are allegations, mine, of ethical and criminal misconduct. Were all participants accountable to a code of ethics; those allegations would see a principled resolution. A principled resolution guarantees that the whole truth is considered by a competent and impartial third party. And that that consideration is guided by a set of agreed upon principles; in this case the Pillars of Character Counts.

There is only one reason to avoid a principled resolution; it is to avoid the exposure of the truth. Principled resolution of my complaints has been my consistent demand. Opposition to a principled resolution has been the only response by APS Leaders by and through its legal arm, the Modrall Firm.

There is substantial and irrefutable proof. That it is irrefutable is established by the fact that the record shows that not one allegation has been refuted (on the record, sworn testimony or admitted evidence). The proof of that statement exists in the form of public records.

Public records are accessible under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records. According to the law, all one has to do is ask Rigo Chavez, APS Custodian of Public Records, for the opportunity to inspect and/or copy the records.

They sit in a box, neatly organized and available for immediate surrender; at least that is the intent of law.

Anyone can ask for them, but just try to get the Leadership of APS to surrender them.

There is a body of lawyers, specialists in Juris Mustelidae Mustela who stand between the intent of law and accountability to that intent (by powerful people). They will appear in cases like this; and they will deny your rights under the law.

Is this the example that we want to set for principals, teachers and 100,000 of our sons and daughters?

1 comment:

ched macquigg said...

A test; ask Rigo Chavez to allow you to see that public records that reflect my efforts to tell the truth, and the efforts of the senior leadership of APS to suppress that truth.