Open Letter to Veronica Garcia, NM Secretary Of Public Education
Re: IPR o6-220, 06-222, 06-223
I call your attention to complaints filed with the Educator Ethics
Bureau. The complaints have been denied a principled resolution.
The scandal unfolds upon paper bearing your letterhead. I am offering
you an opportunity to involve yourself appropriately.
The New Mexico Educator Ethics Bureau has ended its investigation of an
allegation of ethics violations by APS Superintendent Elizabeth
The investigation took three months and involved no investigation what
so ever. There is no record that a single question was asked of anyone,
Elizabeth Everitt was not asked, apparently, if the allegations were
true or not.
Ms. Everitt never had to say yes, it is true that I refuse to be held
accountable to any meaningful standard of conduct. And in so doing, I
violate not only the standard of the code of ethics for educators, but
of any recognized, accepted, and respected code of ethics.
Nor did she have to say no, the allegations are not true. My record is
proof that by my personal example I have modeled honest accountability
to a meaningful standard of conduct.
She told neither the truth nor a lie, and yet she was found innocent. Actually
they didn’t use the word innocent, that would have been a lie, and on
the record. So they said that I had not proved guilt.
I had offered that a code of ethics that requires personal example; is
violated when a person refuses to be held accountable for their
Apparently that was not proof enough.
And then the custodian of public records helped to cover it all up.
Accountability has been dodged, leaving no trail at all.
Nobody said they weren’t good at it.