Thursday, July 05, 2007

Letters to the editor critical of APS

In the Journal Tuesday, a number of letters were published that were critical of the leadership of the APS, on different issues.

There is a common element to all of the letters;
none will see a response from APS leadership;
not even from their new highly paid doctress of spin.

The leadership of the APS expects the community to believe that they are trying to improve communications with the community and can be relied upon to tell the truth.

Yet they will not answer questions on the record;
not at school board meetings; not at press conferences;
not at all.

Proof to the contrary would consist of the scheduling of a Townhall Meeting; where the leadership of the APS, personally or through their "communications" department, would sit and answer legitimate questions about the public interests in the public schools.

If you've any doubt that you no longer have control over your public servants; consider who decides when, where, and if, questions about their public service will be answered.


Anonymous said...

I saw those letters and that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The GradeGate thing is not going away and the principal shuffle debate is just getting started.
Once we get a little closer to registration/school session, we will see it ramp-up in the media and on the minds of all educators and parents. This nervousness, fear, and unpredictability are going to affect the kids dramatically. (Not to mention the parents and educators!)

I notice that APS is in the papers almost daily, now. Change is emminent. What that change looks like will be very, very interesting.

ched macquigg said...

I'm afraid that the change won't look like change. They are stuck in a paradigm that they have no intention of changing; perhaps not even the ability.

They have only one arrow in their quiver.