By way of disclosure:
APS Interim Rachel Reedy's name appeared in evidence in litigation of my complaints in federal court.
She is alleged to be among a group of APS senior administrators who live(d) in fear of me.
With the notable exception of APS Executive Director of Communications Monica Armenta, I am not aware that any of these people have lodged any complaint against me.
The sole exception, APS Education Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus who joined Armenta in slandering and libeling me. Casaus and my history goes back to when Casaus was the editor of the Tribune and I was ripping him for his part in the cover up of the ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS; the corruption in the leadership of APS' publicly funded private police force, and out of control spending at 6400 Uptown Blvd. Coincidentally, Casaus is now fixed for life with a cushy job at APS.
There are among the rest Asst Supt. for Elementary Education Diane Kerschen, now Interim Supt. Reedy, former Asst Supt Eddie Soto, and Legislative Liaison/Policy Analyst Carrie Robin Brunder, none of whom act like they are in the least afraid. Their alleged fear is so far, only hearsay.
APS' inability to produce a shred of evidence to prove a single thing Marty Esquivel and his lawyers have alleged, is why the $750K defense of his ego, is in such trouble in federal court.
I use the words candor, forthrightness and honesty deliberately.
They come from APS' "student standards of conduct". APS "student standards of conduct" is in lower case because there really is no document anywhere that is entitled; APS Student Standards of Conduct.
The closest thing thereto; the APS Student Behavior Handbook. There in; students are reminded that they are expected to "model and promote the Pillars of Character Counts!", link. The Pillars represent a nationally recognized, accepted and respected code of ethical conduct.
Whether she will embrace or even admit it, Reedy is the senior-most administrative role model of honest accountability to the same standards of conduct that the board establishes and she enforces upon students.
Among the tenets; trustworthiness and honesty. Students are told that when they choose to create beliefs or leave impressions that are untrue or misleading, they do so at the forfeiture of their good character.
Walk through the halls of any school in APS, peek in a classroom, eavesdrop on some conversations and you’ll notice it, too: education at its best.Simple observation proves that in general, the claim is self-evidently false.
Which is not to say that there are not islands, in even the worst schools, on which education at its best is taking place.I wondered how anybody would think that they could get away with such egregious bending of the truth.
What I am saying is that if someone moved here to put their kids in APS based on Reedy's assurance that their sons and daughters would be receiving education at its best, would be sadly disappointed by the truth; a 40% chance their child would leave high school with no diploma or, no diploma worth having.
Then it occurred to me;
APS education is at its best, it is as good as it's going to get!"Legally" she's covered; good as gold!
polytych Mark Bralley