Friday, November 26, 2010

Journal eds opine; stakeholders entitled to the truth

I agree with the basis of the Journal editors' upset, link.

They believe, if a politician or public servant, in this case
Las Vegas Public Schools Supt Richard Romero,

is put on paid leave, the people paying for the leave deserve to know why.

Closer to home, we don't know if APS Assoc Supt Ruby Ethridge's allegations against Supt Winston Brooks are justified.

We still don't know why the last APS CFO is sitting at home on paid leave. Or why he actually extended his contract while his was on already on paid leave.

Heck, we still don't know why APS Police Chief Gil Lovato spent six months on paid leave, or why the evidence of felony criminal misconduct involving APS senior administrators has not been turned over to the DA even after 3 1/2 years.

Journal readers will never know.

What is the effective difference to stakeholders between school boards who won't tell the truth, and newspapers who would print it, even if they did?

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