Thursday, October 18, 2012

Soto, overworked and overextended?

In justifying raises for three senior administrators, APS Supt Winston Brooks pointed to the increasing amount of work they are expected to do.  He claims additional burdens in recent years justified a 6.6% boost in salary.

One of the overworked and overextended senior administrators is Associate Superintendent for Secondary Education Eddie Soto, link.

One of the reasons he is overworked and overextended is that he decided to accept a position on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, link.

APS reports, he is active as well in the local Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.

We are paying him to serve in these capacities and undoubtedly many similar capacities.  The other Associate Superintendents likely sit on innumerable boards and committees.

It begs a fair question; does the expenditure of  their energy and educational expertise in any endeavor other than actually educating children, do one damn thing for students, or teachers, and is therefore at least remotely justifiable?

APS' public perception is not more important than actually educating children.  It is only treated as though it is.

Polishing APS' apple and their own, only improves APS' public perception and their own; far different goals than actually contributing to the education of this community's children.

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