–The Free Dictionary
We’ll keep it short this morning. No Daily Racing Form in-depth analysis with speed ratings of the candidates or insights about whether a particular candidate is a “mudder” or not. Just a timetable for today’s events, and an updated betting line (Note: no exacta/trifecta wagering…2nd place don’t mean nothin‘)
The six finalists will be in Albuquerque for open meetings with the public on Friday— a day before the board is scheduled to select one of them as the new superintendent.
Here’s whom the candidates will meet with on Friday at the John Milne Community Board Room, 6400 Uptown Blvd. N.E.:
6:30-8 a.m.— APS student body officers.
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.— local business and government leaders.
4-5:30 p.m.— APS employees.
6-7:30 p.m.— APS parents and student family members.
-from the Albuquerque Journal (Note: Posted times have varied a bit I’ve noticed, these are taken from this morning’s paper)
As you doubtlessly know, the “only paper you will ever need” has done profiles on each of the candidates (some including that little Q&A “have you ever been arrested” gotcha thing, some not). Armed with this information and little else, your humble blogger had adjusted the early morning line to the following:
Linda Sink: 1/3
Steve Flores: 7/2 (Note: a significant reduction in price from 50/1)
Winston Brooks: 4/1
Tom Miller: 15/1
Gary Norris: 35/1
Diego Gallegos: 99/1
It’s still Sink’s position to lose as we head into the Swimsuit Competition today (wait, wrong cheesy analogy, let’s go with “today’s Belmont Stakes” instead). I’m both cringing and looking forward to the APS Employee part of the shindig this afternoon. Teachers never seem to come off looking very good in this sort of forum, tending to resemble quite strongly a series of Geraldine Amatos in both the hyper-specificity of their bitterness and the indecipherable construction of their arguments.
I expect plenty of questions like “Remember that time that Johnny got lunch detention at (insert former President here) Middle School, and you let him out of lunch detention because his entire family had been wiped out in a typhoon and I told you then and I’ll tell you now that the International Monetary Fund and Big Oil are responsible for student’s “sagging” and using IPods and violating other school rules in a way that makes a teacher’s job impossible. Impossible I tell ya! IMPOSSIBLE!”
Well, it’s “Post Time”….somebody cue the trumpet player.