I could not help but laugh when I read this article in the Albuquerque Journal that included a lot of bellyaching from APS board members over Gov. Martinez’s “State of the State” speech and reform proposals.
Robert Lucero called the Governor “disingenuous” for attacking the APS bureaucracy. Well, if APS wants to show that they DO NOT have a bloated bureaucracy, why don’t they start by publishing salary information for all district employees (including teachers) on the Internet? While they’re at it, they could add vendor transactions as well. We requested this information in an electronic format for our “newmexicospending.com” site and APS basically told us to “go to $%*&” (even though this is supposed to be public information).
So, without the public having adequate information (thanks to APS), the situation is reduced to a “he said, she said” situation. Of course, the Governor has been in office for a few weeks, so she is not the problem. The problem is APS which has failed year after year.