Tuesday, January 24, 2012

APS discipline problems still a big secret.

The student who was stabbed to death recently was an APS student; albeit a "charter" student.

The incident is indicative of an underlying problem.

The problem can be described in concrete terms, historically, currently and in the future. There is a record of what was done, what is being done, and what is in planning to do.

The APS Communications Department and effort has two choices with respect to communicating to stakeholders about the issues and effects of declining student discipline in general, and chronically disruptive students in particular;

  1. communicate, or
  2. not

I aver, there is no evidence that APS has ever communicated candidly, forthrightly, honestly, or otherwise, to interest holders, on the subject of student discipline.

Why won't APS Supt Winston Brooks communicate with interest holders though he was asked to, point blank, months ago, link?

  1. student discipline and chronically disruptive students are unimportant and unworthy of any effort to communicate about them, or

  2. student discipline and chronically disruptive students represent a failure and an embarrassment that Brooks and the rest of the leadership of the APS, would rather hide.

photo Mark Bralley

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