Get Out of Jail Free cards for administrators and the school board; paid for by taxpayers
APS senior administrators have a reputation for fiscal
incompetence and corruption, and of dodging accountability. I have
paraphrased Governor Richardson’s remarks from before the last bond
Yet they are the stewards of hundreds of millions of tax dollars.
They refuse to accept accountability to any meaningful standard of
When the Council of Great City Schools audited APS after the M&O
corruption scandal, they reported that the evaluations of APS
administrators were subjective and unrelated to promotion or step
I will paraphrase their point. People are being promoted into positions
of responsibility based on evaluations that were subjective; yeah he’s
done a good job, lets make him, or her, a Director of Something. And then
the Director of Something is given responsibility for spending a bunch
of tax dollars; having offered no objective proof that that are, in any
way, qualified to spend the money in the best interests of students.
Is there evidence of incompetence? How much more to you need?
It is the Peter Principle on steroids. There are no checks and
balances. No one is accountable for anything. At least not in an
“honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct” kind of way.
How much (more) money do you want to put into the hands of someone who
will not in their job, hold themselves honestly accountable to a
meaningful standard of conduct?
Does the record of the administration, the board and Modrall show that
they have made any effort, ever, to hold them selves honestly
accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct?
Their record is one of dodging accountability.
It costs money to dodge accountability.
Have tax dollars been misspent? Did unwitting taxpayer support for
“education” pay for a bunch of Get Out of Jail Free cards for
administrators and board members?