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APS Proposes 183 Teachers Git’ the Axe

Posted by on May 11, 2011 | Comments Off on APS Proposes 183 Teachers Git’ the Axe

While arts & entertainment industries work and reach out to help and inspire the youth in our community “Harry” Winston Brooks and his sheep fumble, stumble and corrode the hopes of our children by continuing to violently ream out the finances of our educational system.

Here’s New Mexico movie veteran Megan Fox artfully illustrating our looming fate as originally posted April 7, 2010.

Megan’s latest New Mexico movie is due out within the next few months and the fleecing of our educational economy has been nefariously re-contracted through 2014!!!

New Hollywood and Old Hollywood Share Megan Fox & Education Economy Woes:

Albuquerque School District budget cuts are being volleyed-about right now, meanwhile Hollywood West churns out a plea on their own state’s educational budget woes with passionate player Megan Fox in this Funny or Die PSA.

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Back of the Bus Much?!?!?!

Posted by on April 7, 2011 | Comments Off on Back of the Bus Much?!?!?!

Please click the pic for story via KOAT.com

Faaaaaaar be it from anyone to tell thee how to think, sit or be! So I/we will refrain from pounding out upon this, mine lowly keyboard what I/we think of the above story – HOWEVER, which ever side of this very distinct fence on which you choose to squat – this is (as contrary to this whole freaking ordeal may seem) the United Sates of America.

And I/we know y’all KNOW about fa, fa, faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar too many things that go on touted as free-speech and in the name of freedom – which our BELOVED service people live and die for….and yet THIS is happening.  So, um , however and whatever you freely, feel and/or think about this, PLEASE exercise your rights and CONTACT the “powers” that be at: http://www.cibolacougars.com/

Principal 897-0110 ext. 20233

12th Grade Assistant Principal 897-0110 ext. 20277

Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Diego Gallegos:
Phone: (505) 880-3709
Email: gallegos@aps.edu

And my least favorite Richest Man in APS, Superintendent, Sir “Harry” Winston Brooks
Phone: (505) 880-3713
Email: superintendent@aps.edu

It’s a good thing the Tea Party organizations are out there inciting hate to ensure the government doesn’t run our lives – this young woman’s pantsuit is endangering all of our lives!

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APS Back to School Budget Crunch ~Relief

Posted by on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off on APS Back to School Budget Crunch ~Relief

Because we don’t all have $11 million to plunk down on an ancillary building…

APS is holding a back-to-school clothes swap meet to help students and their families prep and dress for the upcoming school year without breaking the bank.

“There is no doubt EVERYONE is in some way being affected by the current economic recession especially if you have kids. Worrying about how to get your kids clothes for the new school year or maybe clothes for you, your mother, your father, or anybody can be stressful.

There is a solution to the stress…..

On July 31, 2010 9am – 12pm some members of the community have organized a swap meet to try and help ease the financial stress of buying new clothes for you or your family.” – APS

Messiah Lutheran Church
11515 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM

Jul 31, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Patricia Baca at 974-0740

This event is FREE of charge. To participate bring your clean, un-holy clothing for exchange!

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State of the City – APS Fail

Posted by on May 13, 2010 | 2 comments

Albuquerque Public School Superintendent, Harry Winston Brooks strikes again:

U.S. Presidential Salary $400,000
APS Top Two Administrators – $415,000
Screwing over Albuquerque Teachers and Students – Priceless

“The district has hired Don Moya as Chief Financial Officer.

Moya will earn a yearly salary of $165,000. That amount is $40,000 more than the district’s current CFO.” – KOB.com

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APS Budget Juggling in Progress>>

Posted by on April 7, 2010 | 2 comments

New Hollywood and Old Hollywood Share Megan Fox & Education Economy Woes:

Albuquerque School District budget cuts are being volleyed-about right now, meanwhile Hollywood West churns out a plea on their own state’s educational budget woes with passionate player Megan Fox in this Funny or Die PSA.

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Holy Weak Economy

Posted by on April 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Holy Weak Economy
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Federal furloughs have arrived at our beloved State Film Office which will be closed for the day mañana. So you won’t officially be able to challenge Lisa Strout or ogle Eric Witt this Good Friday.

These mandated days-off and El Majico’s order to charge credit card fees for state payments are among efforts to help re-line the threadbare pockets of the Nuevo México economy.

Harry Winston Brooks is open to suggestion to save the terminal congestion that is the underfunded, over administrated, blood red APS ~budget. Tonight’s scheduled town hall meeting for the communal grasping of proverbial straws for ideas on how to fix the school district’s money woes, affecting thousands of students and educators has been canceled. Brooks is asking the community he works for to touch-type their ideas on the APS website, just in case some/one of us might bring more than a bandaid or a sweeping chopping block to the tableau.

The Duke too is announcing his economic recovery plans for the city, and is on record asking that us pilgrims, “come to the table“.

Good thing El Majico has worked so hard to put New Hollywood New Mexico on the entertainment map, so much so that the Duke has inherited the #1 city in the country for television and film production. The entertainment industry is one of the few industries that is in the black and in fact reporting profits in these here, “tough economic times.”

Maybe a good screenwriter can pen a solid, state economic recovery plan set in the school district – Hey, the Emmy winning series Breaking Bad has wrapped season three. Get them there cast & crew on the task, pilgrim.

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Extreme Job Swap Makeover: Burque Edition

Posted by on January 25, 2010 | Comments Off on Extreme Job Swap Makeover: Burque Edition

Harry Winston Brooks‘ people have spoken and he is retained as the Albuquerque Public School District head honcho through 2013.

Brooks’ salary package holds steady at more than $250K with an APS budget deficit looming at over $11M, classroom level solutions such as staff cuts – whereby teachers with seniority may be extended the honor of staying at a pay decrease with an added workload to make-up for the cuts, being knocked around, and recent APS administrative glitches such as this Summer’s $16M FUBAR.

Even my only half-lived Catholic school education tells me, “that ain’t right!”

While Task Forces and Czars abound an astronomical APS bond and mill levy is coming-up February 2, I think it’s time for a casting-call in addition to casting our votes.

At minimum we’d like to see an RFB (Request For Bid) opened in the name of manning the APS budget and structure. A bid would at least contain a plan and a proposed budget which is more than we can say for NM’s Own Harry Winston.

Therefore, maybe a manwife, unemployed genius, or your local tradesperson would have more success cleaning-up the APS budget since the only thing currently cleaning up is Brooks’ bank account.

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Oh No They Didn’t

Posted by on June 4, 2009 | 2 comments

There’ll be no contraceptive dispensing website for Albuquerque Public School students. KRQE reports that the Albuquerque Public School Board voted ‘nay’ on the ridiculously inflated APS Website upgrade after various justifications (multiple staffers, general communications funds, and web upgrade explanations) fell short.

Yay – were you keeping an eye on this ‘found fortune’ Albuquerque? You may be to thank for some sensible conservatism being put to work here.

Now on to watching that remaining ‘reserve’ and siding with our Teachers to ensure they get their dues. Support Albuquerque Teachers Federation.

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Open Wound Insert Salt

Posted by on June 1, 2009 | 2 comments

Dear Mr. Brooks, surely you jest…

It’s accounting errors such as this that likely got them in this debacle in the first place.  The Albuquerque Public School District recently tripped over $16 MILLION they had piling up after years of erred money management – in itself, not all that surprising. DMV could probably pay off the national debt if their clerical errors or lack of efficiency could be quantified.

But in a stunning turn, the amply paid District Superintendent, Winston Brooks had the moxy to release the above proposed outline for wasting, laundering, squandering allocating the found fortune. And now ‘Comedian’ can be appropriately added to the superintendent’s resume because one of the top billed, highest dollar absurdities include $300,000 on upgrading the APS website.  What the *#%$!

Perhaps Winston was inspired by fellow comedian Dane Cook who banks his entire ~career, on a high tech, interactive website which cost him his $30,000 “life’s savings” – dial it down Winston, you have at least one spare zero in there.

For over a quarter million dollars this new APS website better eliminate the drop-out rate, dispense contraceptives, provide tutoring, 24/7 student/parent counseling, job placement and have a special Teachers ATM section where they can withdraw their bonuses (based upon their performance reviews and time served under this reign of lunacy).

This sack of absurdity is subject to a vote by the school board June 3rd. What out-of-state racket are they gonna hire for this ‘upgrade’ anyway…à la NM license plates, drivers licenses, red light cameras, etc. etc.

You may wish to address your letters to ‘Harry Winston‘ at the current APS website: http://ww2.aps.edu/

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Use Abuse – Extra Money!*%#$

Posted by on May 27, 2009 | 2 comments

UPDATE 3/2/11: Dé-jà-to-the-f’n-vu Edition

After tripping over an unexpected $16M in their budget right around this time last year, KOAT Reports today that APS has $15M more in their budget than previously accounted for.

We wonder what the sneaky contract extension seeking, six figure salaried, take home car fleet driving, board and administration of Superintendent “Harry” Winston Brooks will add to their pocket lining in light of this new development.

We say TAKE A PAY CUT Harry Winston & crew – there’s still $26M and miles to go…before you should be able to sleep.

Turn Down Service

Okay, ‘extra’ is a word and ‘money’ is a word but nay shall the two be combined. Ask anyone whether their account be empty or overfloweth – there is no extra. In the same way that a moment with a loved one lost can never be regained once passed – extra time too is impossible.

It’s time to put these sayings to bed. We thought about giving them a funeral like the ones for the ‘n‘ and the ‘r‘ words, but a gentle bed time story should suffice. Our Twitter friend Cody H has obliged us ceasing the Use Abuse of the phrase in his daily tweets.

So, nighty night ‘extra money’ we’ll see you just before the return of Christ and right after the apocalypse. In the mean time many happy returns to you and yours during this our time of Recession, because ain’t no such thang’ as extra money – unless you’re the Albuquerque Public School District.

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