Thursday, February 19, 2015

How hard will the Journal dig to find the truth?

I have been insisting for a while, that the Journal needs to begin an investigation and report upon an ethics, standards and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.

All they have to do is to expose the scandal, or lay the allegation to rest at once and for all is to;

  • examine the standards and competence that apply to senior administrators and school board (members within their public service), and 
  • examine the various venues in which and by which they can be held "accountable" to those standards;
  1. are they swift?
  2. are they certain?
  3. are they free of undue influence?, and
  4. are they powerful enough to hold the most powerful accountable even against their will?
All they have to do is ask the leadership of the APS to
  • produce copies of any standards of conduct to which they claim accountability, and to 
  • identify the venues where complaints can be filed over their failure to meet those standards.
All they have to is ask, read and report.  They don't even have to leave their desks.  At most, they should have to read a few dozen pages; and then of course, tell readers what they find.

Journal Editor Kent Walz
Are there high enough standards?
Is there accountability; are complaints
impartially adjudicated in a timely manner and without appearances of conflicts of interest and impropriety, and without fear of retaliation?  Is there due process?

Research, evaluate, tell the truth; candidly, forthrightly and honestly.

Come on  Walz, step up!
Inform the democracy.

photo Mark Bralley

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