Thursday, May 24, 2007

despite the fact that the Journal had two reporters at the board meeting

neither reported upon the most important story from the meeting.

A proposal has be advanced for a full scale audit of the APS. A cleansing audit would go a long way toward the elimination of corruption, incompetence, and the practices that enable them, in the leadership of the APS.

The audit would go a long way to restoring public confidence and trust in an administration that forfeited the support of 95% of Albuquerqueans, according to a nonscientific KRQE poll of viewers.

The most monumental battle in the history of the school board is looming, and neither reporter picked up on it. Either that, or whomever at the Journal decides what truth will be told; decided not to tell the truth about a full scale independent and impartial audit of Beth Everitt's administration of the APS.

Despite the obvious need for, and the obvious benefits of, an audit; it is opposed by the powerful and less powerful who have records of corruption and incompetence to hide from an audit.

The Journal will keep the battle over the audit a secret, apparently.

The secrecy over the audit battle benefits only those with the most to gain if the the idea of an audit simply fades away. Secrecy benefits those whose argument against an audit is indefensible by any means except stonewalling.

The secrecy is a betrayal of those with the courage to stand up for transparent accountability in the APS.

Shame on the Journal;
really, shame on them.

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