Albiquerque Public Schools has its own police department. I do not know how rare that is - but in this case, our Albuquerque public schools watcher Chedd McQuigg has been watching the APS very closely since he became a member. He has been consistently critical of issues of...
If in public service there is a vacuum of accountability, who rushes in
to fill it?
Will it be filled by those who support and will submit to honest
accountability? Having filled the vacuum, who will they then allow to
join them; those who support and will submit to honest...
With the removal of the public forum from school board meetings, the
forum is no longer on the record; questions asked during the forum can
now be ignored with impunity.
Stakeholders can no longer expect answers to questions like:
• Why did the board unnecessarily renovate...
It had to do with a dispute over parliamentary authority.
Board Policy B.14 Parliamentary Authority
Roberts' Rules of Order, newly revised, will govern the Board of
Education, except when state regulations prevail. …Actual procedures
will be left to the discretion of the...
Yesterday, all of the school board candidates had an opportunity to meet with representatives of the unions of the people who tend to the needs of 98,000 of our sons and daughters every day in school.
I promised them a seat at the table where decisions are made.
By which he meant I think; if the demands of Reason and Power conflict,
Power prevails. It is true, still.
In what must be among the oddest of ironies, the laws supposed to
protect us from the abuse of power, do not apply to the powerful.
Next Thursday night, the APS School...
The question is not so much whether a new boardroom is worth $625,920;
as it is; should we be spending that much money unnecessarily; when
there are so many other more important needs?
Lest you worry that your representatives on the board are not on top of
I aver; the leadership of the APS offers no opportunity to be held
accountable for their character or their competence. And further, that
that is proof of mal, mis, and non feasance as public servants; and as
role models for 98,000 of our sons and daughters.
Am I to prove...
Sir,If your interest is in accountability for
APS Leadership, and not in empire building, tell the papers to tell the
truth. Allow stakeholders to decide whether to replace the
current leaders with those who will hold themselves honestly
accountable to a...
The public forum is no longer on the agenda of meetings of the APS
Board of Education. The Board and Superintendent do not want the
broadcast version of the truth to include their individual refusal to
be held honestly accountable for their character or their...
There is evidence of a deliberate distortion of the truth in the
broadcast version of ten public forums; the forums during which the
school board members and superintendent each refused to hold themselves
honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct.
During the last board meeting, the Public Forum was moved 'outside of
the APS board meeting" by putting it before the agenda.
By their reasoning, the record of the public forum could then be edited
from their “broadcast version of the truth”.
And their constituents would...
So far as I know, I am the only person using the phrase, ethics
scandal; is it fair, is it responsible, is it ethical? You tell me.
Clearly the word ethics is used correctly. The issue is the ethical
accountability of the Leadership of the APS.
Is there scandalous...