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...
If a public servant breaks the law while abusing her power, should the
public pay for the attorney who saves her from accountability for that
If so, is it still OK if the money goes to her husband’s law firm? It
is a large amount of money; an amount so indefensible...
The New Mexico Public Education Department may be accumulating fines of
up to $300 per day. They have failed to surrender public records by the
deadline set by the law.
According to the law, the public agency responsible for the failure to
surrender the records will pay the...
The terms of public service;
I am not the person to list or defend them all. I submit two.
The first and most fundamental term is; public servants must hold
themselves honestly accountable to a meaningful standard of conduct.
Flowing from the first; public servants must...
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...
…until they report credibly on their failure to report credibly on the APS ethic scandal, so far.
If my allegations of scandal are true, and the papers have known about it even through two elections; then it goes without saying that the Journal and Tribune have done...
There is an ethics scandal in the Albuquerque Public Schools. A lot of people know about it; a lot of people aren’t doing anything about it.
That is wrong; if the allegation is true.
If that is really the issue; then consider this. No one in the APS has denied it. Who?...
There is an election less than three months away. City voters will vote to appropriate another 138 million dollars to APS. They will also elect three of the seven people who will spend that money. In 12 column inches of a report on that election, the Journal’s coverage...