Monday, March 29, 2010

APS layoffs; Brooks "declines" to tell the truth.

APS is looking at a $40M deficit next year.

One of the decisions being made is; a certain amount of money will be kept in a "reserve fund", and as a result, as many as 300 teachers and teaching assistants will lose their jobs. More importantly, students will be sitting in larger, and therefore less efficient and effective classes as a result.

APS Supt Winston Brooks,
according to Journal reporter
Hailey Heinz, link,
to say exactly how much money
will be kept in the reserve fund.

Apparently Heinz will leave it at that.

The Journal pulled its experienced
education reporter off the beat,
replacing her with Hailey Heinz.

She told me once that she was too busy with other stories to listen to anything I had to say about;

  • the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, centered around their abdication as role models of the APS student standards of conduct.
  • the cover-up of felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators and the APS Police Department, link,
  • the truth about spending at 6400 Uptown Blvd,
  • the truth about the fraud in the APS Whistleblower program.
  • and on and on and on ...
Board member Paula Maes once said, she would "never agree" to any audit that individually identified corrupt or incompetent administrators. The leadership of the APS steadfastly refuses to allow any impartial independent audit of their administration of the APS that will identify any waste from corruption and/or incompetence.

Any competent newspaper of record would investigate and report upon their efforts to avoid an honest audit.

The Journal is content to leave a lot of truth untold.

photo Mark Bralley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet Brooks golden parachute retirement money is part of that "reserve".
Most likely that "Reserve money" is already in suitcases marked with "W.B" initials for a quick getaway.
Crooks, swindlers. JErks...APS.