ARIZONA DAILY INDEPENDENT: Scottsdale Unified Students To Admin: Tell Teachers To Stop Asking For Our Pronouns

by | Feb 15, 2024 | In The News

A staff reporter at the Arizona Daily Independent found that students at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale are standing firm against the district aggressively pushing gender ideology, expressing strong objections to teachers routinely asking about their pronouns. Highlighting this practice as unnecessary and intrusive, an anonymous senior has courageously voiced the student body’s concerns to Superintendent Scott Menzel. The student is quoted in the story:

“A majority of my teachers have asked me what ‘pronouns I prefer’ or ‘what name I would like to be called’,” said the teen. “Can you ask our teachers to stop doing this?”

The student indicated that Chaparral High School seniors have conducted their own research and determined that only on 2-4% of students are “gender identity issue kids.” Based on these low numbers, the teen questioned why the district forced processes on the entire student body.

These actions could potentially violate state laws designed to protect privacy and uphold parental rights. Sapir is quoted in the story:

“A.R.S. 15-117 prohibits school districts from inquiring and surveying ‘regarding sexual behaviors or attitudes.’ SUSD’s woke agenda is employing language acrobatics to circumvent statutes and deceive and cross legal bounds,” said Shiry Sapir, founder of WinLocaLPAC, former candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and current Second Vice Chairman, AZGOP.

The situation is further exacerbated by the district’s controversial use of a storage closet as a “sexuality-safe-space” at Mohave Middle School. According to the author:

The closet had been decorated by staff with trans, lesbian and pride flags and secretly used for lunch detentions, student club meetings and counseling sessions. The Mohave storage closet also included large, hand-written posters that reminded students of “confidentiality,” to “stay focused and on track, unless the teacher says” and “what is said in here stays in here.”

Sapir referenced a dramatic increase in ESA enrollments as irrefutable evidence of widespread dissatisfaction, sending a stark warning to the Scottsdale Unified School District:

“Over 70,000 students are enrolled in ESA (Empowerment Scholarship Account) today, compared to only about 11,000 before the universal ESA became law just 17 months ago. The message is clear; if SUSD doesn’t want to lose more pupils, it’s time for them to listen to their audience,” said Sapir.

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