Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Only Thing More Certain Than The Outcome of the Search for the Next APS Superintendent

is that s/he will be hired in to that position without ever
having to talk honestly, candidly, and forthrightly
about their intentions with respect to becoming
the most senior administrative role model in the APS
of the student standard of conduct,

a nationally recognized, accepted and respected,
higher standard of conduct;
the Pillars of Character Counts,

School Board President Paula Maes-Modrall,

APS' most senior role model
for for students and employees,

the President of the secret, and now thoroughly disgraced
Character Counts "Leadership" Council,

has renounced the Pillars of Character Counts as her
standard of conduct and competence as a public servant.

She has simply abdicated, they all have.
They have simply abdicated as the role models
for a hundred thousand students and employees.

They rewrote board policy in plain sight to do it.

They struck language from the employee code of conduct,
they struck language from their own standard of conduct,
that read;

In no case shall the standard of conduct for an adult
be lower than the standard for a child.
And then they wrote a code of conduct for themselves. It makes no mention of the ethical standard of conduct to which they hold students accountable. It doesn't use the work ethical at all. They enforce the "standard" upon themselves. If anyone else tries to enforce any meaningful standard of conduct against them, they run face on into APS' Praetorian Guard, and the Modrall law firm; a law firm who has earned millions of dollars litigating exception to accountability for APS administrators and board members.

And then the board wrote themselves their own code of "ethics". The title represents the only mention in their code, of the concept of ethical behavior.

It is by their own free admission, absolutely and completely unenforceable.

And Thomas Lang, and Kent Walz, and Mary Lynn Roper,
and Michelle Donaldson, and Sue Stephens

continue to refuse to allow this scandal to be investigated
and reported upon.

Why does that not scare the living shit out of you?

It should.

It does me.

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