Wednesday, December 03, 2008

"Students need to see adults "walk the talk"."

That truth is repeated verbatim, in a pamphlet that the leadership of the APS distributes to stakeholders.

The pamphlet is entitled;

The leadership of the APS represents that the pamphlet
reflects the truth about what is going on in the APS.

Instead, the pamphlet deliberately misrepresents the truth.
It is dishonest by the very standards it purports.

The leadership of the APS has no intention of "walking the talk".
Never has, never will.

They removed the role modeling clause from their own standard of conduct. They are no longer required to hold themselves accountable as role models of the student standard of conduct. They struck the words which used to read;
In no case shall the standard of conduct for an adult
be lower than the standard of conduct for students.

The Student Standard of Conduct is the Pillars of Character Counts!
It is a nationally recognized, accepted, and respected code of ethical conduct.

Students, according to the APS Student Behavior Handbook, are required
" ... to model and promote
the Pillars of Character Counts!"
Their most senior role models are not required by their
code of conduct, to model anything at all,
much less a higher standard of conduct than the law.

Not any more.

Not since they struck the role modeling clause from their own code of conduct.

The truth is that there is not a single "leader" in the entire APS who is willing to hold themselves honestly accountable to the same standard of conduct that they enforce upon students; not even for the few hours a day that they hold students accountable to that standard.

That simple truth is central to every problem in the APS.

There is no legitimate agenda that does not move forward on the day that these public servants find themselves honestly accountable to meaningful standards of conduct and competence.

There are only three kinds of administrators in the APS;
  1. the corrupt and incompetent,
  2. those with guilty knowledge of corruption and incompetence,and
  3. those who are standing up demanding an immediate, impartial, full scale audit of standards, accountability, corruption and incompetence in the leadership of the APS.
So far, group three is empty and likely to remain so.
Ergo, there really are only two kinds of administrators;
  1. the corrupt and incompetent, and
  2. those who are not themselves corrupt and incompetent,
    except for the fact that they tolerate and enable corruption, incompetence, and the on going betrayal of the public trust because they lack the character and the courage to stand up for what they believe in.

An administrator, or school board member in either group,
is reasonably disqualified to be a role model for
89,000 of our sons and daughters, and 12,000 employees.

Any administrator who does not qualify as a role model, especially if it is by their own deliberate choice, has no business assuming the role of role model in the APS.

They should resign or be fired.

Character counts in the leadership of the APS?
Right, and a pint of Häagen-Dazs serves four.

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