Missteps by Scottsdale Unified: Is It Purposeful Subversion?

The Scottsdale Unified School District has had a good run recently. From largely avoiding the controversies that befell it a few years back to operating schools at levels that are gaining national recognition (read our full coverage here), it has been relatively smooth sailing recently…until now. A recent story potentially demonstrates an unforced error and a significant bump in the road, … Read More

More Good News for Scottsdale: Our Schools Are World Class

We love to tout Scottsdale on this blog, and there are many reasons why. We don’t have to tell you the reasons why it is such a popular national (and sometimes international) vacation destination. It has also become a burgeoning hotspot for jobs as well. And while we don’t often tout our educational system as one of the reasons why … Read More

SUSD Drama Continues: When Adults Start Resembling the Students They Govern

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has been quite the magnet for plenty of…interesting activity over the last couple years. From protests to calls for a new superintendent from partisan challenges, there has been no shortage of drama. And that drama recently took a new turn that is something closer to a scene from a high school movie than … Read More

Scottsdale Unified School Board Descends Deeper Into Division

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has been a bit…messy recently. You can get completely up to speed here. There has been a clear schism between two factions within the board, and recent developments have made that schism even more obvious and contentious. The conservative members of the board Carine Werner and Amy Carney are now saying that they … Read More

The Dynamics of the SUSD Board Start to Form: How Is It Playing Out

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has had a rather, shall we say…interesting job over the last few years (check out our coverage on it here). In the midst of those interesting times, the voters voted in two conservative board members in the last election, altering the dynamics of the board significantly. We are now gaining some insight as … Read More

Superintendent Menzel Saved By Strong Support

It has been a tumultuous past month or so for Scottsdale Unified School District superintendent Scott Menzel. After Fox News uncovered a 2019 interview where Menzel seems to support ideas that many would consider “woke”, he has been the target of Republican legislators and a cause de celebre for local Democrats (you can get up to speed on the entire … Read More