The question is; should school board members, as role models, as stewards of the public trust and treasure, and as public servants; be honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct. That, as the most fundamental prerequisite for all three roles.
We need people...
If we want our children to grow into adults who are willing to hold
themselves accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct; we are
obligated to show them what that looks like.
I am not the only person who has said that.
It has been said by Michael Josephson, the founding...
says Mayor Martin Chavez.
“What I’m after is accountability”,
Says Ched MacQuigg; the guy who keeps asking APS Leaders to answer the
Will you hold yourself honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of
“Seems unlikely” says the...
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
The principle is that public servants are accountable to the public;
and accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct.
I can think of no other way to demonstrate support for the principle;
except to stand up in its defense.
It is my conviction that, if enough people stand...
The following represents an email exchange between myself and a local
newspaper editor; quoted in significant part.
I am preparing to distribute what I represent to be undisputed facts
regarding the APS ethics scandal.
Among those facts I will include the...
Stonewalling is what you have to do when your record makes it
impossible to tell a lie that will withstand any scrutiny at all.
The following questions have been asked of APS Leaders. They have not
been answered. A distinction must be drawn between a response to a
A principle is relatively worthless if it does not inspire defense. If
no one will stand up to defend a principle; it follows that the
principle is apparently unimportant.
Consider the following principle: community best interests are served
by setting and enforcing standards...
Albuquerque voters have a history of sound financial support for the
APS. They also have a history of misgiving about the stewards of their
trust and treasure; the Leadership of the APS.
Because they have no control over the quality of the leadership; they
respond in the...
Allegations of felony criminal misconduct, supported by
incontrovertible hard evidence, remain unresolved after several years.
If the Leadership of the Albuquerque Public Schools were accountable to
the law; there would be either a conviction or an acquittal of the
All standards great and mean are meaningless without accountability.
Without accountability, the most respected standard is just so many
words. It serves no good. It is all about accountability.
The Leaders of the APS maintain the wherewithal to dodge
I have rewritten this post to rectify mistakes and for clarity. I will
save the original and will accept responsibility for errors there in.
I picked up a flyer from a stack of flyers on a table in the APS board
offices waiting room. The flyer has no publication date and...
The Leadership of the APS has a statewide reputation for dodging
accountability. This fact is routinely acknowledged every time
taxpayers are asked to support education with new taxes. Voters are
asked to think of the students and their needs; and not to think about
Public servants are honestly accountable to the public; and to a
meaningful standard of conduct.
If you have to ask for someone’s permission to hold them accountable;
they are not accountable.
If they create and maintain the ability to dodge accountability; they