Sunday, January 21, 2007

Governor Bill Richardson

admitted an accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS.

He promised a debate on the issues of accountability before the next election, this one, and then reneged on his promise.

Mayor Martin Chavez recognizes the lack of accountability in the APS, and promises to fix the problem by taking personal control of our school board.

They both get lots of press, all the press they want.

I point out that there is an accountability crisis in the APS and offer a concrete and doable solution; and the papers won’t give me the time of day.

I advocate instituting a system that first exposes corruption and incompetence through absolute transparency in public service, and then eliminates them by holding public servants honestly accountable for their corruption and/or incompetence.

No one argues that my plan won’t or can’t work. No one argues. It is like I don’t exist.

It is like they really don’t want the problem fixed; like they really don't want accountability after all. It’s like all they really want to do is protect each other from the consequences of their misconduct.

Yeah, it’s like that.

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