The saga of Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Scott Menzel, his past “woke” interview and the controversy it has generated has gotten a lot of coverage both in the mainstream media and on this blog. But a recent development at a Scottsdale school demonstrates that “woke-ism” clearly is not the norm in Scottsdale schools. Unfortunately, not even the Holocaust is … Read More
School Funding Deadline is Near: Are Our Legislators Playing Brinksmanship?
As many parents of school-age children know, Arizona schools have a major looming deadline coming up. Revenue to our schools has increased significantly, as has the population, but due to an old constitutional rule regarding increasing spending caps many school districts will need to drastically cut their budgets unless this antiquated cap is lifted. In Arizona, this issue could turn … Read More
Guest Editorial: Old Statements from Superintendent Scott Menzel are Released. Did He Fool Us All?
By Ronald Sampson Have you ever felt like someone you knew was living a lie? That you would talk them up but then you realized that you had made a mistake? I am now starting to feel that way about Scottsdale Unified School District superintendent Scott Menzel. This blog has covered Menzel quite a bit, and frankly, mostly in a … Read More
The Scottsdale Unified School District Board Election: What Should You Know?
As is the case every election, the bright and shiny objects of federal- or state-level races or other big ticket campaigns draw the mass media’s attention, but there are still always a number of very down ballot races that are critically important but often fly under the radar. In this case, the two open seats for the Scottsdale Unified School … Read More
Guest Editorial: Join me in supporting the SUSD Capital Override Election
By Nancy Cantor I have been involved with our schools for so long……as a student, as a parent, as a volunteer, as an advocate, as a proud neighbor and many will agree, a noodge. Always a noodge and my teachers encouraged me to be a noodge. And that is what I am going to do now. Bond and override elections … Read More
Do We Have an Impending Schools Crisis in Scottsdale? 30% of SUSD Staff Gone Since Start of ‘21
Just last week we talked about how highly Scottsdale was ranked as a place to raise a family. Well life comes at you fast as the saying goes, and this week we came across a new challenge that may damage our status in future related rankings. According to the Scottsdale Independent, around 30% of SUSD’s staff has left for one … Read More
Scandal in SUSD cont.: Greenburg Must Go
Last week we spoke about the unfolding Greenburg scandal and called for him to resign. The potential consequences have been compounding at a rapid pace since then however. The SUSD board has since taken action, voting nearly unanimously to strip him of his title as Board President (Greenburg was the sole dissenting vote); he was then replaced for that role … Read More