Sunday, May 13, 2012

Brooks is a named respondent in sex discrimination lawsuit

APS Supt Winston Brooks has a reputation as a bit of a misogynist and bully. The establishment media ignores it so unless you know someone, you will not have heard.

Nor will you have heard about the lawsuits that have been filed against him, or the (otherwise classroom bound) operational dollars that have been spent on lawyers and settlements with complainants.

A(nother) lawsuit has been filed in United States District Court, 1:12-cv-00057-ACT-LFG, by three female administrators who allege that Brooks played favorites in administrative reshuffling; demoting a disproportionate number of females and promoting a correspondingly disproportionate number of males.

The evidence they cite looks pretty conclusive.

The fact that neither APS nor the media is saying anything about it, or about any of the other in the myriad of complaints against APS administrators and board members, amounts to smoke, and where there's smoke, there's fire.

If asked, APS will tell you that Brooks is named personally in lawsuits just because that's the way it's done, not because he deserves it. Truth be told, he is justifiably individually named. That the truth is damning, explains its absence from APS' award winning website.

... and from the pages of Kent Walz' Journal.

photo Mark Bralley


Anonymous said...

So... Is Ruby Ethridge among the female administrators suing Winnie?

ched macquigg said...

The complainants in this suit are Andrea Felts-Pargas, Nicolette Dennis and Blanca Lopez. I have heard that Ethridge is suing, but no particulars.

What ever happened with the lawsuit over Brooks saying an administrator had slept her way to the top, and the one against Paula Maes for interfering inappropriately at Sandia High School?

Anonymous said...

Michael Bachicha and Susana Stanojevic v. Board of Education of Albuquerque Public Schools and Paula Maes and Winston Brooks.
Filed on 7/28/2010 in US District Court, Case No. 1:2010cv00710

Anonymous said...

So... Once again, the Journal gets the news from your blog. Well done Ched!