Friday, October 23, 2015

Why does the APS School Board have a code of ethics?

At some point, the APS board of education invested a lot of their time and our money in the creation of a code of ethics.

Considering the public resources they invested in writing it, and considering the implications of codes of ethics in general, it is fair to ask, why?  Why do they have have a code of ethics?

Codes of ethics in general serve one of two purposes;

  1. they provide higher standards of conduct to which adopters are then held accountable, or
  2. they are written and published to create the appearance of accountability to higher standards of conduct.

The APS School Board is, by their own free admission, utterly unaccountable to their own code of ethics.  There is no venue anywhere, where a complaint can filed and where that complaint is guaranteed due process.

The ethics, standards and accountability crisis in the leadership of the APS remains secret from stake and interest holders because Journal Editor in Chief Kent Walz*  too, is utterly unaccountable to any code of ethics.  To the contrary, he is actually being celebrated for his lifetime achievements; incredibly including his part in covering up the ethics, standards and accountability scandal in the leadership of the APS.

*He and his counterparts at former school board heavy hitter Paula Maes' NM Broadcasters Assoc affiliate stations KRQE, KOAT, and KOB TV,

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