Sunday, November 09, 2008

Just me and the dead guys.

I place a great deal of importance upon role modeling.
Some would say that I place an inordinate amount of importance upon role modeling.

And yet, some would agree with me.

Example has more followers than reason.
John Christian Bovee

The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.
Charles H. Fowler

Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master.
Ben Johnson

No matter how lofty you are in your department, the responsibility for what your lowliest assistant is doing is yours.
Bessie Rowland James

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Buddinton Kelland

We need to teach the next generation of children from day one that they are responsible for their lives.
Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Nothing is so infectious as example.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.... A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren


And that's just for starters.

These folks would go with me to a board meeting and stand up in favor of a public discussion of role modeling in the leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools.

Unfortunately, they are for the most part, dead.

There are at least two exceptions; Michael Josephson and United States Senator Pete Domenici. They are both founding fathers of Character Counts!. They sat together years ago and decided that, if we did not teach our children to hold themselves honestly accountable to at least six pillars of character, we will have done them a huge disservice.

Michael Josephson will not stand up at a APS school board meeting and demand a public discussion of role modeling of the Pillars of Character Counts! I have asked him.

I have also asked United States Senator Pete Domenici,
founding father of Character Counts!,
to stand up at a board meeting and defend his found-child.

Josephson and Domenici are not alone in their refusal
to stand up for the Pillars of Character Counts!

I have asked the APS Character Counts! Leadership Council
and APS Character Counts Directors Carole Smith, and
Dee Dee Stroud to stand up in defense of the importance of
role modeling of the Pillars of Character Counts!

I have asked Mayor Marty Chavez, who calls himself a
founding father of Character Counts! to stand up at a
public forum and demand a public discussion of administrative
role modeling of the student standard of conduct.

United States Congresswoman Heather Wilson was asked to step up.

And yet, at the next public forum, when it comes time to stand up and insist upon a candid, forthright, and honest discussion of administrative role modeling of the student standard of conduct,

it will be just me and the dead guys.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As an EXAMPLE of the BS of APS's PR Department, they actually ran the entire board meeting last night on Tal Net, WITHOUT THE SOUND!!!!!!!!!

ched macquigg said...

par for the course