Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Albuquerque Public Schools Ethics Scandal; the MIA

There is an ethics scandal in the Albuquerque Public Schools.

No one in the APS has denied it. Who? When?

My allegations against administrators and board members have never been refuted by any principled resolution of the complaint.

The people that run the APS refuse to answer this question:

As public servants, as stewards of the public trust and treasure, and as the senior role models of 98,000 of our sons and daughters; will you hold yourselves honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct?

Any answer except yes is, no. Their answer is no.

This is an ethics scandal on its face.

They stuck from their own code of conduct language which read,

“…in no case shall the standard for adults be lower than the standard for students…”

If that is not a scandal, what is?

Somebody should do something.

Is it important? Every day, all day, our children are bombarded with messages that contradict the values that we hope that they will embrace. We need to set an example of an adult worthy of emulation. It is especially important that a worthy example is set in their schools. Yes this is important.

The scandal is real, the stakes are important; is it possible to make a difference?

Of course it is, all we have to do is to march into the board room and take back the control over our power. The board, if compelled, could pass a binding resolution that held them honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct. A few hundred people could do it. Yes it is possible to make a difference.

Real important and possible; all that is missing is a few hundred people who are willing to defend their principles with their sacrifice. Should be a snap.

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