Friday, March 12, 2010

Esquivel and the Journal, back for round two.

APS School Board President
Marty Esquivel
is looking for
payback. He, and the rest of
the leadership of the APS
looked pretty bad, coming out
of the NMPED "mediation",
wherein their attempt to
exert undue influence over
the APS charter schools,
was soundly rebuffed.

APS Supt Winston Brooks
was so infuriated by the
drubbing he took,
he left the meeting
yelling obscenities and
"accidentally" bumping into
one of his critics.

Esquivel and his Journal cronies, would like the public to be outraged at charter school Supt and Principal Scot Glasrud. (no link was provided today's Journal attack)

Glasrud earns a good salary, perhaps too good, who knows? There has never been any kind of open and honest discussion of executive and administrative salaries in public education. To suggest that his salary goes beyond the pale, is difficult to justify in the absence of any obvious line that he might have crossed.

It is worth noting that, Glasrud's salary only became an issue after he handed the APS brass their asses at the NMPED meeting.

Glasrud's salary isn't the point; this isn't about his salary.
If this was really about salaries and perks, why isn't the
Journal reporting on Winston Brooks' half million dollar
golden parachute, given him by Esquivel, et al, after a
series of meetings that were closed to the public?

Nor will the Journal investigate and report upon Esquivel's
abdication as a role model
of the student standards of
conduct, or upon Brooks' abdication either.

Nor will the Journal report upon the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS, nor upon suppressed evidence of felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators, nor upon the trust and treasure being squandered at 6400 Uptown Blvd.

The Journal is being very selective in what they investigate and report upon. They are outraged at Glasrud's salary, but not so outraged about worse outrages in the leadership of APS proper.

The Journal is inordinately interested in discrediting charters,
while at the same time under reporting the very real ethics and
accountability issues in APS senior administration and school board.

This is all very disappointing and frankly, more than a little frightening.

photos Mark Bralley

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