Friday, November 06, 2009

I have reason to believe there is a cover-up at Jimmy Carter Middle School.

You will recognize the school's name as the workplace of a
teacher who was reported recently to have admitted to
raping one of her students.

An allegigator of mine alleges that, she was under intense
administrative evaluation long before the rape.

If she was, who is accountable for failing to protect students?

The immediate questions are;

  • were there preexisting and identified problems with this teacher and if so,
  • has the leadership of the APS admitted that they were in fact, aware of those problems?

I am given to understand that
APS' Executive Director of
Communications Monica Armenta
told stakeholders attending a meeting at the school, that the administration of the APS had had no indication that there were problems with this teacher.

I am also given to understand that currently, a number of students at Jimmy Carter Middle School are so out of control, they are interfering with the educational process at that school. I am told a large part of the problem is a lack of administrative presence.

It appears that both problems are being covered up.

Which begs the question; do stakeholders in Jimmy Carter Middle School in particular, and in APS in general, know the truth about the administration of their public schools?

There is reason to believe they don't.

A recent audit by the Council of the Great City Schools revealed that administrators routinely falsified crime statistics to protect the reputations of their schools.

It was recently reported that the leadership of the APS was no longer even compiling crime statistics.

If you ask them to point to a time, a day, and a place where
they will sit and answer legitimate questions about
the public interests and about their public service,
their response means no;
no they will not, tell the truth.

And there's nothing you can do about it.

The recent School Climate Survey, offers conclusive proof of the lack of truth telling by the administration at site level.

I have no way of investigating any of this.
I can't even get them to tell the truth about spending at
6400 Upyours Blvd.

It is a shame that the legacy media have no apparent interest
in digging too deeply into the ethics and accountability scandal
crippling the administration of the APS.

But somebody should investigate. Don't you think?

photo Mark Bralley


Anonymous said...

If Armenta chose to answer your question (truthfully & factually), it would be something like "Sanchez-Trujillo was under observation for the quality of her teaching practice and classroom management plan. This has no bearing on the allegations at hand now".
No one outside of admin $ S-T know why admin was observing S-T so much last year.
However, there is an additional consideration: Adult dress code. S-T would wear what many parents, teachers, and some students would consider "inappropriate dress code". that is, revealing a lot of cleavage, tight pants, belly button showing, short, short skirts.
She is not the only one that is guilty of this in APS. On any given day, you can go to campuses and see administrators, teachers and staff in very revealing/"sexy" attire.
I understand why JCMS admin would hesitate to address this. There is no APS adult dress code per se. And if admin tries to address the inappropriate adult attire, then they might have litigation thrown at them by said adult, because there is no real policy to back it up.
And what kind of freaks do we have around our kids that dress like this? Why dress "slutty" when working around kids, like S-T did?
And women aren't the only ones dressing inappropriately. There's men that wear baggy shorts, stained t-shirts, tight-tight jeans.... and I've even seen a male teacher in tight leather pants with a gay-pride logo belt at JCMS.
What kind of nut jobs present themselves in the educational work place like this? What does this say about their character and modeling? And why doesn't site admin demand APS admin to make a clear policy?

Anonymous said...

Is this really any of your business?

ched macquigg said...

Yes. Quite clearly.

Maybe if your kid gets raped next, it will become clearer to you.

Anonymous said...

Whatever, you are just a disgruntled former employee.

ched macquigg said...

"... disgruntled former employee."

gee, ya think?

ched macquigg said...

Oh and, thank you for the ad hominem attack and the vindication it provides.