Friday, May 16, 2008

Brad Winter was promoted to Chief Operating Officer

by a system of administrative evaluations that is, according
to the audit by the Council of the Great City Schools

"... subjective and unrelated to promotions or step placement."

Brad Winter built a board room instead of fire proofing classrooms.

He is being promoted, not because he has proven
by any objective measure, that he is a good operating officer;

but because he has proven by subjective measure
that he is a good
ol' boy.

They say you get the government you deserve.

All we need is a few hundred people to go to a board meeting
and not leave until
a full scale forensic audit of the entire leadership of the APS

is underway.


Anonymous said...

I would love it, for old times sake, if every teacher reported to the twin towers on Monday morning instead of to their individual schools. We could just start working to the contract by sitting in the boardroom, at least they have air conditioning! Nothing like a good old fasioned sit in!

ched macquigg said...

too bad you guys don't have a union

Anonymous said...

Ain't that the truth! LOL

Anonymous said...

It's not that we don;t have a's worse.
Our "union" poses under the flag of a national union when in fact it is "autonomous". aka...the little union office on Mountain steet is one-of-a-kind, all on it's own, pretending to be a part of something bigger.
They kiss ass to the state officials and are so "cheery" in their relationships to APS admin, and they treat their members are if we are dumb workerbees disturbing them with our complaints.
Some people in that office are good people and want to do well for their members, but the overall tune is "What are we supposed to do about that?" or "Your complaint has no merit".
At some $600+/yr dues, I expect better than that! ...and that is why there are so few members!

Anonymous said...

And that precisely is why we need to bring back NEA. I got tired of being sold out by this Union and after 16 years of paying dues and seeing no change, I left. I refuse to give $ to those clowns who blame the teachers fro being too passive when asked where the job action is?

Anonymous said...

There are a few Union members, including myself, that plan to go to APS payroll and drop the Union as well. PEople who were coonsidering joining the union got discouraged after hearing member testimony about "uselessness", and "not being heard/acted on".
I've experienced that myself, and I'm through!
Let's bring back the national guys!