Wednesday, May 23, 2007

it ocurred to me that I have been wrong for quite some time.

I have been pointing out the the public forum had been moved off of the public record. The correct interpretation I think, is that the public forum is a public record. In so far as public servants are engaged in public service any record of the meeting created by those public servants is a public record.

For example, if you asked the leadership of the APS to provide the public record for the last public forum, you would get this;

I. Public Forum began at 5:00 p.m. Several people spoke about the gun issue (whether APS Police should carry weapons). Young Woman United spoke about PED standards. Two people spoke about Horizon Academy South and one in regard to public forum.
It hardly has the impact of a videotape of the young woman who pleaded with the leadership of the APS to walk the talk on Character Counts.

It's just that the Modral law firm, dba on the board as Paula "let's get in a teacher's face" Maes, doesn't think it is a good idea to create a videotape, and therefore incontrovertible record of the forum.

In particular they do not want a camera on Maes' face when some one asks her;
  • As a senior role model for 89,000 of this communities sons and daughters; are you willing to hold yourself honestly accountable to the student standard of conduct?

  • As the President of the Character Counts Leadership Council; will you hold yourself honesty accountable to The Pillars of Character Counts?
They do not want her stonewalling to be on the broadcast version of the board meeting. So she ordered that there will be no more videotaping of her stonewalling on the issue of her personal accountability as a rolemodel.

And for the students in the house;

her personal example is one of what, exactly?

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