Anaheim City School District

Education Reform Leader Calls For New Leadership In Filling Vacancy on Anaheim City School District Board Vacancy

  In her latest OC Register column, former state Senator Gloria Romero, author of the Parent Trigger Law and education reform leader, has called on the Anaheim City School District Board of Education act in the interest of “new – not recycled – representation and leadership” when deciding how to fill the vacancy created by Trustee James Vanderbilt’s elevation to ...

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DA Asks Jose F. Moreno To Respond To Allegations of Anaheim School District Harassment of Pro-Charter School Parents

A group of parents who children attend Palm Lane Elementary School have organized to convert Palm Lane into a charter school under the state’s Parent Trigger Law.  They have encountered hostility and resistance from the Anaheim City School District leadership, which is resolutely anti-charter school. ACSD President Jose F. Moreno has stated publicly that he wishes the state had never ...

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School Differences That Don’t Make a Difference—and One That Matters

Elevating substandard school performance is not easy. Ironically, factors that least affect student achievement (e.g., tests, technology, money spent) are the factors most often debated. Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, yet neither scores in reading nor mathematics improved significantly. Long-term improvement in student performance has never resulted from ...

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Anaheim Parents, School Reform Leaders Meeting on Anaheim Reform Strategies

This came over the transom yesterday : PARENT LEADERS TO MEET IN ANAHEIM TO DISCUSS PARENT TRIGGER LAW, PARENT LEADERSHIP TO TURN AROUND FAILING SCHOOLS UNDER HISTORIC LEGISLATION Parent leaders from Anaheim will meet this Saturday, November 15th with Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, Senator Gloria Romero (Ret), Connecticut Parent Union President, Gwen Samuel, and Doreen Diaz, Desert Trails School ...

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Common Core: Another Stairway to Nowhere

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965) signed by President Lyndon Johnson was revised seven times, most recently by President George Bush when he approved No Child Left Behind (NCLB, 2002). The effect on student performance of NCLB was near zero, so the Obama administration created a new program, Race to the Top, excusing states from fulfilling the goals of ...

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“An Open Letter To Jose Moreno” From Juarez School Parent Jeanette Saldivar

Ms. Jeanette Saldivar is a parent activist from Benito Juarez Elementary School in the Anaheim City School District. She, along with a number of other Juarez parents (whom one local liberal elitist blogger denigrated as a “pitchfork-wielding mob“) has been vocal in protesting the shabby treatment of former Juarez Principal Roberto Baeza. According to numerous sources, Baeza has been a ...

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Education Reformer Gloria Romero Slams Moreno for “Suppressing Constituents”

Gloria Romero, a leading education reformer and former Democratic state Senator from Los Angeles, took direct aim at Anaheim council candidate Jose F. Moreno in today’s OC Register editorial page. As readers know, Moreno is long-time member of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education. Romero blasts Moreno for “suppressing” the efforts of Palm Lane Elementary School parents to ...

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Council Election 2014: Vanderbilt Hasn’t Pulled Council Candidacy Papers; Moreno Becomes A Democrat & Files For School Board Re-Election

The period for Anaheim council and mayoral candidates to pull nomination papers opened on July 14, and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 8. Thus far, presumed Tait Slate member James Vanderbilt is the only candidate for either mayor or city council who has not pulled papers. I reached out to Vanderbilt via e-mail to ask if he still plans to ...

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Teachers Union Snubs Jose Moreno

The unions representing teachers in the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) and the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) have a joint political action committee – the Anaheim Educators PAC – which several days ago made its endorsements for this November school board elections. Three ACSD Board of Education seats are up for re-election. One incumbent, Sandy Blumberg is retiring ...

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