Monday, November 10, 2014

Esquivel defense; record setting expensive

I will of course, bow to controverting evidence.

In the abject absence of any evidence to the contrary I aver;

No member of the leadership of the APS;
neither superintendent nor school board member
has ever spent more operational dollars, than has
APS school board member and Defendant Marty Esquivel in his own defense.
The ultimate loss to classrooms nears, may surpass a million dollars.
Newsworthy?  Apparently it is not, not in the eyes of those who run the Journal, KRQE, KOAT, KOB TV and the DCF.

Without any oversight
but self-oversight and  
subordinate oversight,
Esquivel and the board,
in in secret meetings
they refuse to record,
have already squandered
money enough to pay for
a new superintendent and
the golden parachute.

Money enough to hire 20 teachers for a year.

Money enough to hire twice as many social workers.

... in defense of his ego and the APS education/litigation complex; a local multimillion dollar a year, family industry.

There is no explanation for the relentless refusal of Journal Editor in Chief Kent Walz, local news directors and website publishers, to investigate and report upon the ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS except their complicity in and or complacency over the cover up of that crisis.

If only to report that there is no scandal because there is no crisis; it's all good.

Why wouldn't an investigation and report on high standards and honest accountability in spending of more than a billion tax dollars a year, be newsworthy?

Seriously, the election of three new school board members happens in 106 days; three months.   How is it not newsworthy that the people's trust and treasure are protected or not, by meaningful standards of conduct and competence, and honest, actual accountability to them?

Why. if there are those standards, if there is that actual, honest accountability, is there no link to it?

Why can't any one of all of the Kings horses and all the Kings (wo)men, wikilink;
the board, the administration, the Journal, the affiliates of the NM Broadcasters Assoc, the publishers of the DCF, 
point to a link to meaningful standards of executive and administrative conduct and competence, and to actual, honest accountability to those standards?

Their record is of the trifecta of public corruption and incompetence;
inadequate reporting of
inadequate enforcement of
inadequate standards.
Recent Meyners & Co audit.

The fact that a school board member can spend a million dollars to prolong and postpone the inevitable consequences of his own incompetence and corruption, is proof.  How much more would they have to spend to prove they cannot be held accountable?  How many more than a million dollars spent in defense of an ego, must be spent before finally too much has been spent?

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There are ethically redacted records of findings of investigations into felony criminal misconduct involving senior APS administrators in and around the leadership of APS publicly funded private police force.circa 2007   Not that those "public records" exists; but that they could be produced if the leadership of the APS was inclined to be candid, forthright and honest with stake and interest holders.

All of the unredacted findings are in the hands of school board members, including Esquivel, and their multitude of lawyers.  A million dollars buy a lot of lawyers.  It buys a lot of lawyers sans qualms over litigating against the public interests.

Operations dollars are being squandered to this day, in an effort to prevent the people from seeing public records of public corruption and incompetence in the highest levels of the leadership of the APS.

Who ever among the media circus that is the River City press, gets Marty Esquivel, or any board member, senior administrator or any one of their quarrel of lawyers to explain "why"
it is in the public best interests and not their own,
to spend operational dollars hand over fist,
to keep ethical redactions of those records secret?


... a modicum of redemption.

Some one of them will be the first to tell the truth.
All of the rest of them will be among the last.
Some one of them will be the very, very last.

photo Mark Bralley

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