Friday, June 05, 2015

What does Valentino know about APS?

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Everything incoming APS Supt.
Luis Valentino (thinks he) knows
about the administration of the
Albuquerque Public Schools
can be sorted into two piles;
  1. stuff that's true, and 
  2. stuff that isn't.
Were my advice solicited,
it would be; trust data, and
assurances, not so much.

Every bit of knowledge Luis Valentino accumulates will come from personal observation, researching and reading the record, and listening.  The records and research is hard to fake.  The personal assurances not so hard. People like Brad Winter; people with a self-evident conflict of interests in the truth being known, will offer Valentino their assurance;
  • that adults are in charge in APS classrooms and schools. 
but will not show him any data on discipline and chronically disruptive students.
  • that administrators upon whom he will depend, are accountable to meaningful standards of conduct and competence.
but will not show him the high standards or the due process by which even the powerful can be held actually, honestly accountable to any standards at all, even the law.
  • that the leadership of the APS has not been and is not now, part of a cover up of felony criminal misconduct in the leadership of their police force.
but will not produce a shred of evidence that testimony and evidence of state and federal felony criminal misconduct were ever turned over to the DA for prosecution.
  • that the leadership of the APS has worn honorably, the mantle of senior-most, executive and administrative role models of the standards of conduct they establish and enforce on students
but cannot point the time the day and the place where even one of them acknowledged their duty to model honest accountability to student standards of conduct.
Valentino needs honest accounting of, and solid data regarding serious problems. He is in a bind; he needs data, there is none, and he surrounded by people whose livelihoods depend on the no making of waves.

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