Saturday, May 23, 2009

Are the Pillars of Character Counts!, a reasonable standard of conduct for adults?

The leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools will
not accept the Pillars of Character Counts! as their own
standards of conduct, despite their inescapable obligation to
step up as role models of the standards of conduct that they
establish and enforce upon students.

There is no law that requires public servants to hold themselves
accountable to any standard of conduct other than the law;
the lowest standard of acceptable conduct.

What makes the leadership of the APS different from all other
public servants, is that they the senior most role models of
the student standards of conduct;
the Pillars of Character Counts!

What does that mean exactly?

It means that they are accountable to
the Pillars of Character Counts!,
even if they don't like it.

They are not accountable under the law.

This particular "law" is unenforceable, except by a large enough
outpouring of public outrage.

Outrage, which has so far, declined to manifest itself;

due in no small part to the lack of coverage by the
Albuquerque Journal, whose editors maintain that;
the refusal of the leadership of the APS to step up to honest
accountability as role models,

is not "newsworthy".

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