Skip to comments.APS boss Brooks goes barnyard on Skandera (NM Ed.Sec. "Moo, moo, oink, oink")
Posted on 11/07/2013 10:21:25 AM PST by CedarDave
Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks on Tuesday sent Twitter messages to a television reporter that derided New Mexicos education chief, Hanna Skandera, likening her to livestock.
In a series of tweets with KOATs Lauren Zakalik, who was in Moriarty covering an event in which Skandera participated, Brooks said at one point, Maybe Skandy should head for the livestock truck!!! He immediately followed that tweet with another: Moo, Moo, Oink, oink!!
APS social media expert Maralyn Beck joined in the conversation, adding six emoticons cartoon pictures of a pig, a cow, a boar, a sheep, a penguin and a frog. Beck said the emoticons were her way of having a conversation without talking.
Brooks on Wednesday apologized and said the tweets were inappropriate. They were removed Wednesday morning.
Gov. Susana Martinez suggested Brooks comments were sexist as well as unprofessional.
All hes doing is showing young girls and boys that its OK to do things like that, the governor told KOAT-TV. You dont behave this way or treat women this way. (You dont) talk about women this way and expect to be respected by young girls who are in the school district.
Brooks has been a vocal critic of Skandera for months, particularly her handling of the new teacher evaluation program implemented this year. When the Legislature was unable to reach an accord on a new evaluation program, Martinez and Skandera imposed their own program administratively.
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I should add, that APS is Albuquerque’s third-largest employer.
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I’ve heard Brooks on 770, he’s a puffed up lib a-hole. If the board tries to get rid of him he probably has some payout clause like the previous weasel.
His excuse was that he was new to social media. He should stay away from it.
I’d have thouht NM was too warm for Penguin livestock.
But what do I know...
Skandera is being wrongfully maligned by the left-leaning teacher’s union (i.e. guild), because she threatens their hegemony. She’s fully qualified and competant in her job. The teachers want to test everyone but themselves. Funny that.
“90,000 students (about one third of the states students) and in addition to teachers, maintains a massive bureaucracy with 15,000 employees. “
WHAT? Am I reading that right? 1 employee for every 6 kids? I must be confused!
At least 2 administrators for every teacher is one problem and most teachers are hard left politically. Tons of broken families too so it’s almost insurmountable for even the good teachers.
You're reading that right:
BTW, APS is the city's SECOND larger employer (I wrote third-largest).
That needs to be slashed by 2/3rds just for starters.
If a child is in a classroom with more than 19 other children, he will never learn anything and is doomed to illiteracy and failure.
If the number is 19 or less, he will thrive and become a leader of the community.
Just ask any teacher's union representative.
Skandera, from what I understand, is a big supporter of Common Core. So, regardless of the reform she’s trying to push, she’s still a problem.
Not only that, but we have personal knowledge of her white-washing student abuse at the hands adminstrators, teachers, and other students, in the Rio Rancho (suburb of ABQ) school district. Lying to investigators. Not a fan of her, but dislike Brooks even more. She's certainly not the one to fight for our kids.
Also he’s done other things that show a similar lack of judgment. It’s time for him to move on IMO. A person in his position, with his salary, needs to set the example and should be smart enough to not get him into such situations.
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