No one in the leadership of the APS has denied it.
Not even Monica Armenta can look stakeholders in the eye and say; "ethics and accountability issues in the leadership of the APS are insignificant."
And the significant number of ethics and accountability issues; are just the tip of the iceberg. They are the manifest proof that
the system tolerates and enables incompetence and corruption.
It is easy to fix the system.
- You audit.
- You eliminate the corrupt, the incompetent, and the practices that enable them.
They are powerful, and they are able to protect themselves from accountability by means of
"win at any cost" litigation , underwritten by virtually unlimited and unwitting taxpayer support of "education".
They are further protected by the media.
The President of the APS School Board, Paula Maes,
is also the President and CEO of the NM Broadcasters Association, so you know she is hooked up with powerful people in the "news".
She is married to the president of the Modrall law firm, which makes millions of dollars litigating exception to the law for the leadership of the APS, so you know she is hooked up with powerful people in the "justice" system.
As a manifestation of her own character; and as the President of the Character Counts Leadership Council; she renounced the student standard of conduct; the Pillars of Character Counts, as the standard of her own conduct as the APS' most senior public role model.
This is the privileged class.
And this is crap.
Torches and pitchforks;
in all of history, only they have displaced the privileged from their seats of privilege.
In all of history; nothing else ever has.
The privileged cannot be expected to simply give up their privilege.
Those who expect that they will, want that which has never been, and that which will never be.
It takes a whole bunch of people carrying torches and pitchforks to wrest the privileged from their seats of privilege. It has always worked, it's the only thing that ever will. But only if you have enough guys.
We're gonna need more guys.
How worried are they, do you think, about this little blog and the fifty or so people a day who read it?
"You pick a side, when you don't pick a side."