Letter to the editor: Opponents endorsed by Purple for Parents, spinoff of hate group
Today's Arizona Daily Star includes a Letter to the Editor from Yvonne So, Foothills resident, parent and volunteer. Yvonne writes "I am deeply troubled by the Back to Basics campaign. They are endorsed by Purple for Parents, a spinoff of a group the Southern Poverty Law Center designates a hate group." The full letter is included below.
CFSD school board election
I am a Catalina Foothills School District resident with three boys. This is a community I cherish, where I feel accepted and I seek to better through civic engagement. I am deeply troubled by the Back to Basics campaign. They are endorsed by Purple for Parents, a spinoff of a group the Southern Poverty Law Center designates a hate group.
These candidates intend to “abandon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).” DEI honors the lived experiences of our diverse students, families, faculty and staff and also fosters empathy for those who are different from us. DEI is crucial to developing good citizens, good businesses and just societies. It is also the cornerstone of the Thrive 4 CFSD campaign. Amy Bhola, Amy Krauss and Gina Mehmert are volunteer moms who collaborate with our community to preserve our #1 AZ public school ranking and provide 100% curriculum transparency. Thanks to their service, District 16 continues our legacy of providing strong public education, empowering teachers, and ensuring all our children thrive authentically at CFSD.