Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why should we hold teachers accountable?

"It's not my job to drive the train
or even ring the bell,
but let the damn thing leave the track
and see who catches hell."

There is much clamor currently, about how we are going to hold teachers accountable (for the achievement gaps created by administrators and board members).

Not once during any of these conversations has anyone mentioned holding administrators and board members accountable for their part in the ongoing failure.

Marty Esquivel has made his intentions clear, he has no intention of ever even discussing administrative and executive standards and accountability, openly and honestly, link.

He has no intention what so ever of supporting an independent and honest audit of administrative and executive standards and accountability. He has made it clear.

APS Board Member Paula Maes has no intention what so ever, of defending, denying, or even acknowledging that she once said,
"I will never agree to any audit that individually identifies"
corrupt and incompetent administrators or board members.

Neither will have to, even during an election, because the
establishment media; Kent Walz, Ellen Marks, Sue Stephens
and the other NM Broadcasters Assoc affiliates are willing
to cover it all up;

  • the ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS
  • the cover up of felony criminal misconduct in the APS PD
  • the denial of due process to whistleblower complaints against administrators and board members, and
  • their inability to summon the character and the courage to step up as role models of the APS Student Standards of Conduct; the Pillars of Character Counts!.
Why should we hold teachers accountable for the achievement gap failure, when despite their combined 100,000 years of teaching experience, nobody has ever asked them;
What do you think we need to do
to close student achievement gaps?
Give teachers and other interest holders a seat at the table where decisions are made. Then and only then is it really fair to hold them accountable for what happens.

In the meantime, it is administrators and board members who own the failure; teachers are following their orders despite their own education, experience, intellect and expertise.

In the meantime, it is Winston Brooks and Marty Esquivel who own the responsibility for our failure to give our children the education they deserve.

And their individual accountability should be decided
before even one teacher is saddled with blame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They say the definition of stress is being held accountable for something you have no control over. I'm stressed already!
Come on people, elect Ched for change!