APS School Board President Marty Esquivel argues by and through his lawyers;
"The powers that be" ought to be concerned.The idea that the powers that be are concerned
about Mr. MacQuigg speaking about the importance
of Character Counts! is ludicrous.
Imagine you are a member of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education. As such, you are one of seven of the senior-most role models in the entire APS, of student standards of conduct.
If you cannot imagine the premise,
you should not imagine sitting on the school board.
A guy stands up at public forum every two weeks and challenges you to actually role model honest accountability to the Pillars of Character Counts!; APS' current and for nearly a score of years, student standards of conduct.
The guy suggests that the only reason you won't hold yourself honestly accountable to higher standards of conduct, is that you lack the character and courage to hold yourself honestly accountable to higher standards of conduct than the law.
The guy asks you to point to any other good and ethical reason to justify removing the role modeling clause from your own standards of conduct.
In no case shall the standards of conduct for an adultThe guy asks you to explain in words that any student can understand, why they are expected to hold themselves honestly accountable to higher standards of conduct than senior administrators and school board members.
be lower than the standards of conduct for students.
And you, Marty Esquivel, a board member, are being asked
these questions in public and on the record, and you are
Now that, is ludicrous.
photo Mark Bralley