Mayor Richard Berry's constituents include every one of this community's sons and daughters in the APS. There are 87,500 of them, give or take.
City Councilors also have constituents in the Albuquerque Public Schools and who depend on the APS for their education. They have about 9,666 each, by my estimation.
This while the leadership of the APS is deeply mired in an ethics, standards and accountability crisis.
Not one of the mayor or city councilors has weighed in on the crisis. (I will not only bow to; I will welcome controverting evidence.)
Why is this scandal of no concern to the mayor and city councilors, apparently?
Ayn Rand suggested that,
to fear to face an issueAre the mayor and councilors throwing no stones because
is to believe that the worst is true.
they live in an ethics, standards and accountability
glass house of their own?
Update; three hours later, the Mayor was on KOB TV, link.
“I’m hopeful that they will make that decision on Monday so that we can get back to the business of educating our kids,” Berry said. “As the mayor it is imperative that we have an education system that works for our families - works for our kids."
photo Mark Bralley