Schild: can we no longer be civil, agree to disagree in Scottsdale?

Michael Norton, Scottsdale’s local political gadfly and Facebook warrior, is claiming wherever he can that I “hate” current acting Superintendent [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: empty promises leave Scottsdale Tonalea community in disarray

After the current building bond passed, members of the Tonalea community asked then Scottsdale School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell to [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: will Scottsdale public education ever be what it once was?

I had a conversation with an acquaintance the other day that left me feeling down. She opined that public schools as we knew them — the [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Scottsdale Schools issues reflect symptom of questionable Arizona procurement law

Although i applaud Jann-Michael Greenburg’s observation that the Scottsdale Unified School District needs tighter financial controls, he fails to [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Birdwell doctrine has transformed the prospects of Coronado HS students

Since I moved here in 1993, the Scottsdale Unified School District has had nine superintendents, which equates to an average of 3 years in the [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: the focus of Scottsdale Schools must be the children — not the adults

When I moved here in 1993, if a parent did not want to send their child to a Catholic school, the Scottsdale Unified School District was the only [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Scottsdale Schools has more problems than one

The current situation in the Scottsdale Unified School District is unacceptable. Academic achievement has fallen dramatically across the [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: ‘for supporters of the preserve, the right choice is Bob Littlefield’

The city council’s decision to consider the petition to require a public vote on the Desert Discovery Center is a good first start, but if we [...] Continue Reading →