Though bond issue and mill levy elections are about stewardship and capital improvement, stewardship has been given short shrift in both this election and past;
"Granted, the board's stewardship is abysmal, but just think of the children (instead)!As upset as stake and interest holders are over the stewardship failure, most of them have no idea how bad things really are.
- They have no idea how low many of their standards really are.
- They have no idea how unaccountable they really are, even to the lowest standards.
Ayn Rand argued;
"To fear to face an issue to believe that the worst is true"The simple truth is, the worst is true about the lack of stewardship in the leadership of the APS; the lack of high enough standards and the abject absence of honest enough accountability.
Whether none, one or all of the bond issues and mill levy pass, the post election question is;
Will there (ever) be an independent truth telling regarding administrative and executive ethics, standards and accountability in the APS?The truth about stewardship and the leadership of the APS would be uncovered by an independent examination and review of administrative and executive ethics, standards and accountability.
Dismiss from your thinking, the possibility that there are ethics and standards high enough to protect the public interests in the public schools. If there were, they would be celebrating them.
Dismiss from your thinking as well, the possibility that they can be held actually, honestly accountable to whatever ethics and standards there are. If there were the essential element of honest to God accountability; due process, it would be self evident; they could and would point to it.
Will there ever be a study of stewardship in the leadership of the APS?
The leadership of the APS stand opposed to any examination of their ethics, standards and accountability. They have no choice. There is not one of them, not one school board member,
not one senior administrator who is not them self;
- incompetent, and or,
- corrupt, or
- who does not have guilty knowledge of at least some who are.
The establishment's media; the Journal and the NMBA Kabal; KRQE, KOAT, and KOB TV have as great an interest in covering up the stewardship failure. They too, would rather there not be an honest accounting of the ethics, standards and accountability that protect the public interests in the public schools. The results will be so damning that people will start wondering how it went undiscovered for so long.
Stake and interest holders will wonder why more investigative reporters than you could shake a stick at weren't able to discover the abundantly apparent?
How can Walz, Munro, Donaldson and Roper now report credibly on the ethics, standards and accountability scandal in the leadership, without first reporting credibly on their failure to expose the scandal when first they became aware of it?
Walz, Roper photo Mark Bralley
Munro, KRQE, Donaldson, KOB photos