Anaheim Union High School District

UPDATED: Anaheim High School Inviting Parents To Event With Councilman Jose Moreno – Days Before Election

Anaheim High School is inviting parents to a special event tomorrow morning with Councilman Jose F. Moreno – who is battling for a full council term in the general election only 13 days away. This invite was e-mailed out to parents of Anaheim High School students: An interesting development: using school resources to organize a coffee with District 3 constituents ...

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UPDATED: AUHSD Board Poised To Hire Left-Wing Political Activist As “Social Media Consultant”

UPDATE – September 14, 2018: District staff pulled the item pertaining to contracting with Cynthia Liu and the K-12 News Network from the agenda before AUSHD Board meeting began. The politicization of the Anaheim Union High School District continues apace, as the AUSHD Board tonight will consider using public funds to contracts with a stridently progressive “student news” outfit as ...

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New AUHSD Assistant Principal: No Ethnic Studies In School Equals “Structural Racism”

Jose Lara, the new Assistant Principal of Dale Junior High School in Anaheim, thinks public schools that don’t offer “ethnic studies” classes are guilty of “structural racism” and has praised violent communist leaders Che Guevara and Ho Chi Minh as role models for our youth. Jose Lara has a long-track as a radical leftist activist and leader of the Ethnic ...

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Should A District Superintendent Participate In School Board Member Campaigns?

Left-wing political activist Al Jabbar held a kick-off fundraiser this week as he seeks another term on the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Board of Education. Prominently in attendance was AUHSD Superintendent Michael Matsuda:   Matsuda’s presence isn’t surprising. He is a committed progressive political activist and part of a tight-knit alliance of left-wing Democrat activists in central Orange ...

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The Anaheim Union High School District’s Great Stone Wall of Non-Transparency

In a 2014 press release, Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Mike Matsuda assailed charter schools, alleging “many operate in the shadows with no transparency, no accountability, and no public review.” In a 2015 memo to the public regarding Measure H school bond oversight, Matsuda pledged “Transparency, oversight, communication-and gratitude-are expectations you can hold us to as Measure H work ...

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AUHSD Should Stop Using Public Resources For Political Activity

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) is probably the most politicized school district in the county, at least in terms of using district resources to advance political causes and help candidates.  For example, under the leadership of AUHSD Trustee Al Jabbar and Superintendent Mike Matsuda, the district has waged a political campaign seeking to undermine ...

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AnaheimBROS Directed To Cease Using Communist Party Term “Politburo”

[Cross-posted from OC Daily] The Anaheim High School Unified School District has directed a progressive student political club at Anaheim High School to stop describing itself as a “politburo” – a term inextricably linked to Communist atrocities world-wide and offensive to Southeast Asian immigrants who suffered at the hands of Communist regimes. The ostensible mission of AnaheimBROS, an Anaheim High ...

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Reclaim Anaheim From Whom?

This past Saturday, the student political activist club operated by school board member and political activist Ryan Ruelas held an event they called “Reclaiming Our City: A Youth Conference About Ending Racism.” Reclaiming it from whom? The half-a-dozen pathetic Ku Klux Klan members who in late February drove up to Pearson Park, late for their own “rally”? They were out-numbered and ...

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Anaheim Union High School District’s Ongoing War Against Charter Schools

The general attitude of the public education establishment toward charter schools has long been one of hostility. Charter schools and other school choice policies empower parents and teachers (as distinct from teachers unions), which means less control by the bureaucracy and unions over public school resources. Since the accession of government union activist Al Jabbar to the Anaheim Union High ...

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Using Students To Push Anti-Charter School Myths

The manipulation of students by public schools for political purposes is nothing new. When the public education establishment feels its interests and control threatened, there are no compunctions about using students as conduits for self-serving, alarmist misinformation. The Anaheim Union High School District has launched a very public crusade against charter schools, which several observers tie to the elevation of ...

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