Albuquerque Public Schools Ethics Scandal; the MIA
There is an ethics scandal in the Albuquerque Public Schools. A lot of people know about it; a lot of people aren’t doing anything about it.
That is wrong; if the allegation is true.
If that is really the issue; then consider this. No one in the APS has denied it. Who? When? How?
Consider all of the allegations that I have made against senior administrators and board members. Find one which was found by principled resolution, to be ungrounded. Find one which has been refuted. None exist.
The axis of administration, board, and Modrall, will not answer the following question:
As public servants, as stewards of the public trust and treasure, and as the senior role models of 98,000 of our sons and daughters; will you hold yourselves honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct?
Any answer except yes is, no. Their answer is no.
It is an ethics scandal on its face.
They have stuck from their own code of conduct language which read,
“…in no case shall the standard for adults be lower than the standard for students…”
And that is wrong, right?
There is a wrong being done. A lot of people are doing nothing about it.
Is it important? Every day, all day, our children are bombarded with messages that contradict the values that we hope that they will embrace. We need to set an example of the adult into whom we hope they will grow. Especially, it is important that a worthy example is set in their schools. It is important.
It is real, it is important. Is it possible to make a difference?
Of course it is, all we have to do is to march into the board room and take back the power which has been abused; our power. The board, if compelled, could pass a binding resolution that held them honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct. A few hundred people could do it. It is possible.
Real important and possible; all that is missing is a few hundred people who are willing to defend their principles with their sacrifice. Should be a snap.