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We Stand United Against Racism and In Support of SUSD Students of All Races

We stand united in the belief that:

  • Racism in any form is wrong.

  • People should be judged by their character, not their skin color.

  • Parents have a right to direct the upbringing of their children. 

  • Hard work matters and the American dream is still alive.  

Superintendent Scott Menzel has shown through his words and actions that he does not hold the same views. Menzel has shown that he does not have a character worthy of his position. He has failed our families and he has failed Scottsdale. 

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Scott Menzel, In His Own Words

"If you look at our Education 2020 plan, ... one of our core values is “equity, inclusion and

social justice- Scott Menzel

..."we’re going to hold ourselves accountable for the ways in which we’re disrupting and dismantling systems" - Scott Menzel

"and the training we’re providing is causing many of our employees, especially our employees who identify as white, but also our staff of color, to really critically examine the ways in which our structures and systems advantage some and disadvantage others" - Scott Menzel

"we’ve never righted the wrongs of the genocide of the indigenous population, and the enslavement of a population from Africa on which the wealth of this country was built..." - Scott Menzel

"And so, in some respects, the 2016 election, and the things that surfaced around that, Charlottesville for example, created an opportunity for us to really expose how the systems operate, and once you can bring that into the light of day, it gives you the opportunity to dismantle, disrupt, and then recreate something that’s socially just and more equitable." - Scott Menzel

"I’m a white male in a position of relative power and privilege within the organization. I didn’t grow up that way, but it doesn’t really matter, in this country I check the boxes that give me the greatest level of advantage." - Scott Menzel

"And so, because I had that advantage in this country, I have an additional burden and obligation to dismantle." - Scott Menzel

"I did have someone tell me as I was going on about dismantling and disrupting the systems, she said “Scott, be careful, there are still children in these school buildings”. If you dismantle the whole thing you don’t want unintended consequences that harm children in the process." - Scott Menzel

"But white people have racial identity as well, and in fact problematic racial identity that we typically avoid. " - Scott Menzel

"It is a, and pardon the pun, whitewashed history, that makes white people look good all the time" - Scott Menzel

"And when you begin to do your own work as a person who identifies as white, and you really look honestly in the mirror in terms of white male privilege, ..." - Scott Menzel

"To me it starts with school boards and policy, because everything flows from that." - Scott Menzel

"And that means taking some risks related to the kinds of decisions we’re willing to make to disrupt the system that we know only works to benefit a few and not all,." - Scott Menzel

"Let’s be clear, that the hardest place to do this work, is in high-performing, affluent districts." - Scott Menzel

"So thinking about how hard can we push on the system without a collapse.." - Scott Menzel

"white people need to feel comfortable, and quite frankly we shouldn’t feel comfortable, we should feel really, really uncomfortable,..

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"In this country it’s about meritocracy. “Pull up yourself by your bootstraps, everybody has the same opportunity”. And it’s a lie."

- Scott Menzel

"But the funding shouldn’t be equal, the funding should be equitable based on the needs of the kids."

- Scott Menzel

Arizona Progress Article:
Old Statements from Superintendent Scott Menzel are Released.
Did He Fool Us All?

"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."

- Ronald Sampson

Stand Up for SUSD Students

Write a letter to the SUSD governing board and let them know you support our students!

SAMPLE LETTER TO THE BOARD:

Dear Governing Board Members:

As a Scottsdale parent/community member/other, I condemn the actions and language of Superintendent Scott Menzel. He has been tasked with providing a world-class education for all 22,000 SUSD students, yet his words and actions show disdain for the majority of the SUSD student body.  

I urgently request that you remove Scott Menzel from his position as superintendent of Scottsdale Unified School District and ask that you put forth a plan to instate a leader who will dedicate their effort solely to education, not social justice or gender identity propaganda. 

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME] 

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We Stand for Parents Rights;
We Condemn Scott Menzel's Treatment of Parents

Scott Menzel's DEI Committee Work

Possible OML violations; $3.3M in curriculum purchased seemingly behind closed doors

Review this Twitter thread for insight into SUSD's controversial and secretive Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee. 

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