Friday, May 18, 2007

Character Counts in the APS. Prove it.

If you believe that the character of 89,000 of our sons and daughters, counts;
then it is time to stand up for what you believe in.

Character is taught by example.
Character is taught only by our own personal example.

The leadership of the APS removed from their code of conduct, the following phrase.

In no case shall the standard of conduct for an adult be lower than the standard for a student.

By their deliberate decision, the senior rolemodels for 89,000 students, are no longer accountable to the student standard of conduct. They simply abdicated their responsibilities as rolemodels. (with the blessing of the Journal and Trib)

Is is a frontal assault on the very foundation of Character Counts beliefs.

It stands in diametric opposition every thing we say we believe about the importance of rolemodeling character and courage and honor.

It is time for the APS Character Counts Leadership Council to rise up off its ass and stand beside and behind Mr. Esquivel.

It is time for them to stand up for what they believe in.

It is time for them to lead by their personal example.

You may contact the council through APS administrator
Carole Smith. She is APS' Director of Character Counts;
and a member of the council. You can find her along
with many other APS administrators, not any where
near any students;

but rather, in a nice new uptown administrative complex.

It is unclear why she has voiced no objection to the fact
that the leadership of the APS is no longer accountable
to the Pillars of Character Counts;

a widely recognized, accepted, and respected code of ethical conduct; and the standard of conduct to which they hold students accountable.

Perhaps her job depends on her silence.

No comments: