The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Feb 28, 2008

Meet the Candidates

As you all know by now, APS is in the midst of a search to find a new superintendent. APS has certainly got a multitude of problems and they won't be solved without finding a superintendent that has the courage to make the changes necessary to finally make education APS's top priority.

We received an email recently suggesting that we help to publicize an upcoming meeting that will give the public an opportunity to meet these candidates. We think it's a good idea. After all, we seem to spend a great deal of time complaining about the quality of the education offered at Albuquerque schools and not nearly enough time doing anything about it.

We'd encourage anyone interested in participating - in being part of the solution - to take the time to meet these candidates Friday March 7th, in the John Milne Board Room. If nothing else, you'll have the opportunity to visit APS's bastion of education and educators - the former City Center 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this Eye on Alb. Here are the times and the complete memo from the APS web site

>>>>Friday, March 7: The public will have an opportunity to meet the candidates in the John Milne Board Room at APS City Centre, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE from
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.<<<

Albuquerque Public Schools News Release
Subject : APS Receives 49 Applications for Superintendent
Author : John Miller
Posted Date : 2008/02/20


A dozen applicants in New Mexico, 37 from across country

[Albuquerque, N.M.] � The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education announced in its Wednesday meeting that the firm representing it in its search for a new superintendent received 49 applications during its open search process, which ended Tuesday night. A dozen of the applicants are from New Mexico, while the remaining 37 were submitted from educators representing 20 other states.

�We�re pleased with the number of applications and by the fact that we received them from every region of the country,� Board President Paula Maes said. �We look forward to continuing the process and finding a superintendent who will lead APS to great success in the future.�

Maes said Ray and Associates, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, may collect a few more applications that were still in the mail. Applications were required to be postmarked by Tuesday. The search firm made 177 contacts to potential applicants.

The rest of the search process will be as follows:

6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29: Superintendent Search Committee Orientation with Ray and Associates

8 a.m., Saturday, March 1: Search Committee reconvenes to discuss applicants and to recommend their top picks for superintendent candidates

Friday, March 7: The public will have an opportunity to meet the candidates in the John Milne Board Room at APS City Centre, 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

The search committee, made up of 27 educators, parents and community members, as well as three board members, will recommend a list of finalists to the board. The board will make the final selection, possibly by March 9, for a permanent successor to Elizabeth Everitt, who stepped down in December. Linda Sink has served as interim superintendent since Jan. 2.

Every child has a right to a quality public education and APS is committed to providing that education. For more information about Albuquerque Public Schools, visit

ched macquigg said...

Paula Maes and her cronies intend to install another good ol boy as the next APS Superintendent.

She can be stopped by enough people showing up to protest the sham of a process (which will not allow any stakeholder to ask a specific question of any of the candidates, like;
If you are hired as the next APS Supt;will you audit corruption and incompetence out of the leadership of the APS at your first opportunity?

And by nothing else.