Friday, December 23, 2011

I insist

The following letter to the editors was submitted this day.

Evaluation process reeks of conflict of interest

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education has three primary responsibilities; writing district policies, approving budgets, and hiring the Superintendent.

When the School Board evaluates the Superintendent, they evaluate their own performance in (re)hiring him.

That represents the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Creating the accompanying appearance of impropriety; there was no public input; no public forum. There was no government of the people, by the people, for the people. There was no opportunity to exercise the Constitutionally protected human right to petition one’s government for redress of grievance. There was no free speech; no opportunity to peacefully assemble.

The entire process took place in secret from stakeholders.

It is possible to evaluate administrations and administrators impartially; expertly. It is possible to evaluate them without creating appearances of impropriety and conflicts of interest. It requires only the character and the courage to conduct them.

These same board members have yet to give due process to a petition to end undue secrecy in the spending of power and resources that belong fundamentally to the people.

The power belongs to us, the resources belong to us; we have the right to a seat at the table where decisions are made that affect our interests.

The Citizens Advisory Council on Communication seeks to provide a venue where the leadership of the APS can stand and deliver candid, forthright, and honest responses to questions about the public interests and their public service. It seeks to provide a venue for open and honest two-way communications between the leadership of the APS and the community members they serve.

Their petition is being denied due process by a school board bent on hiding the ethically redacted truth about the spending of our power and resources. Their petition is being denied due process by leadership bent on covering up felony criminal misconduct in the leadership of their publicly funded private police force; bent on covering up their abdication as role models of the APS student standards of conduct; and bent on covering up their denial of due process for the hundreds of whistleblower complaints that have been filed them.

I insist that you investigate and report in earnest, upon credible allegations and evidence of an ethics and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.

If you would like to add your insistence to mine,
you may at;


Anonymous said...

Dear Journal,

I too insist!

ched macquigg said...

Please take the opportunity to send your insistence to the Journal editors via the link to the Letter to the Editor.