Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brooks vs Martinez on APS effectiveness and efficiency

Governor Susana Martinez says there is funding being "wasted" in the administration of the APS.

APS Supt Winston Brooks says there is not. He says he's cut administration to the bone.

One of them is wrong.

Let's settle it, at once and for all.

Let's have an independent third party investigate on behalf of the people and then report the truth to the people.

It will turn out that Martinez is right; there is money to be saved by ending the inefficiency linked to inadequate standards and accountability.

Governor Martinez has a golden opportunity here; at virtually no cost to tax payers, she can order a review and analysis of APS audits. She can prove her point. She can expose the incompetence and corruption that wastes educational funding.

Will Governor Martinez fire the coup de grĂ¢ce, wikilink,
on the Brooks and the good ol' boys that run the APS?

A quick check with my Magic 8 Ball, wikilink,

shake shake shake

"Outlook not so good"

photos Mark Bralley


Anonymous said...

I've noticed she has become completely silent re: this issue after their little meeting. Nothing obvious has resulted from the meeting. And, I've already heard of several teachers being layed-off for next year.Figures!

Anonymous said...

They are still hiring instructional coaches as well. Another layer of middle management saved while the teachers are being let go.

Anonymous said...

I think you will find that the instructional coaches hired will all have admin licenses (coincidentally), and will be admin-fill ins at their schools.
Not a bad idea, I suppose.