Arizona parents rip spy school administrator: ‘We the parents are the people’

“We parents are the people and [the Scottsdale school board is] government,” Arizona parent Michelle Dillard said Friday on “The Ingraham Angle.” Her bold proclamation comes after Scottsdale Unified School District President Jann-Michael Greenburg was outed for allegedly maintaining an online record of 47 parents who publicly disagreed with its policies at school council meetings.

“We parents are the people and [the school board is] the government, the Constitution and the laws are there to protect us from what they do and try to accuse us of doing and potentially wanting to accuse us,” Dillard told host Laura Ingraham.

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“This latest scandal in Scottsdale…is proof…that[m] the tag of “domestic terrorist” really belongs. It’s not the parents,” added Amy Carney, another mother.

Dillard agreed with Ingraham’s assertion that “the goal here is to intimidate parents, to scare them, to stigmatize them as something they are not”.

Carney said the parents were calling for Greenburg’s resignation “because the parents…felt threatened. They feel threatened.”

“And it’s not something the district can just set aside,” she continued.

The Scottsdale case reflects a concerning national trend in which school boards and the government in general are arming themselves against dissenting parents. Recent reports indicate that the National School Boards Association worked with the Justice Department and the White House before sending the letter comparing the parents to domestic terrorists.

“[T]The e-mails confirm that there is a lot of collaboration here, but no one to defend the average parent,” Ingraham said.

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“It’s like authoritarian rule; it’s a Kafka thing happening in Scottsdale, Arizona. Politicians better pay attention and recall petitions should be undertaken,” she concluded.

Martha K. Merrill