It would appear that the AlbuquerqueJournal is four square in support
of Mayor Marty’s plan to take over control of the APS.
How else would you explain two pages of coverage of how mayors can fix
ailing school systems, and still not one word about the upcoming school
If there is time enough to get a street car on the February ballot;
there is time enough to put an alternative on the ballot. Instead of
buying a trolley car, we will invest in our children.
The stewards of our money will be men and women who are willing to be
If you asked a Leader of the Albuquerque Pubic Schools, did you chop
down the cherry tree? If they answered they would say, through their
lawyers, “Prove it.”
And then they would use a whole bunch of money to keep you from doing
that. The money comes from people who think...
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...
Three school board seats are up for grabs in February.
One of the editors told me that they would start paying attention to candidates
after filing day. Filing day is I believe December 19th.
A great disservice is done by waiting until after filing day. What it
means is that...
Open letter to every elected public servant in Albuquerque.
Are you willing to be held honestly accountable to a meaningful
standard of conduct?
If you are, visit my blog and post your name. I want to count
you. In God we trust; everybody else will be asked to prove...
Within the New Mexico Public Education Department lies the Educator
If you file a complaint alleging ethical misconduct by an educator,
they will investigate the complaint and assign consequences. They have
the authority to revoke educational licensure.
The cameramen expressed neither regret nor remorse over the manner in
which they pointed their cameras during the school board meeting.
The footage they shot is the record of how impartially it was shot.
Is it dishonest to create a deliberately misleading version of...
If you knew nothing else, you know that, that is a symptom of
organizational ill health.
I did not choose the word culture, the Council of Great City Schools
did. Culture; “the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of
human beings and transmitted from one...
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.
What part of that premise is acceptable?
School Board President Paula Maes says board members will not answer
questions during public forum. She implied that questions will be
In truth, the question, “Will you hold yourself honestly accountable to
It stands to reason that if victims in a civil case can be joined as a
class; then victims in an ethics case would be afforded recognition of
the same right.
I am a victim of the refusal of APS Administrators and Board Members to
hold themselves honestly accountable to a...
On February 6, 2007, voters will make a decision on another school tax issue. A Journal reader would think that, that was all that was happening that day. No mention that, on the same day voters will decide who they must trust with that money.
One of the most often heard...