Anaheim Union High School District

AUHSD To Pay $7.9 million To Student Victims Of Teacher Sex Abuse

The Anaheim Union High School District will pay $7.9 million to five former Kennedy High School students who were sexually victimized by former water polo coach Joshua Owens. Two of those students were sexually abused after teachers and AUSHD leadership were made aware of the earlier abuse allegations – while failing to report them to law enforcement, as required by ...

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Rediscovering The Wisdom In American History

[From the Editor: We live in a time when a highly-ideological cadre of academics and educators, with growing boldness, seek to use our public schools as vehicles teaching our youth to view America’s founding and history in a warped and negative way. This is evident in the model state ethnic studies curriculum being fashioned for use in public high schools. ...

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UPDATED: Why Is AUHSD Superintendent Involved In Santa Ana School Board Campaign?

Why is Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Mike Matsuda involving himself in a school board candidate campaign in neighboring Santa Ana Unified School District? Yesterday, Matsuda posted this on his Facebook page: Earlier, Santa Ana SJW Ben Vazquez touted the campaign endorsement by Matsuda – who also pledged his financial support for Torres: Carolyn Torres is running in the ...

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AUSHD Is Ground Zero For Pushing Politicized Ethnic Studies Curriculum

We posted earlier today about the alarming draft Ethnic Studies curriculum being considered by the state as a model for local public schools to use. Readers can review the model curriculum here. It becomes quickly apparent to primary thrust of this curriculum is to inculcate students with a particular and radical political world view. The authors of this curriculum even ...

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Local Progressives Go Ballistic On Assemblyman Daly For Not Joining The Anti-Charter School Jihad

The fervor of the Anaheim progressive political claque’s freak-out over Assemblyman Tom Daly’s vote an a teacher union bill is testament to the almost religious intensity of their opposition to charter schools. On May 22, the state Assembly voted 44-19 to approve AB 1505, a teacher union-backed bill to squash charter schools. 17 legislators didn’t cast votes – including Democratic ...

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UPDATED – AUHSD: What Is “Released Time”?

UPDATED with new information about who is doing ASTA President Grant Schuster’s job for him. Teachers unions are the single most powerful entity in any public school district. The overwhelming majority of school board members in California owe their elections to teacher union endorsements and campaign funding.  As education reform advocates have noted for years, this enables teachers unions to, ...

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AUHSD: Matsuda Mixing Partisan Politics With Superintendent’s Office

Is it appropriate for school superintendent to publicly associate himself and the district he runs with partisan politics? It doesn’t appear that question crossed the mind of Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda, who was the headline speaker at the June 1 meeting of the Anaheim Democratic Club: School superintendents generally steer clear of partisan politics, and are ...

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Matsuda Wrote Recommendation AUHSD Principal, Despite Knowing He Failed To Report Teacher’s Sexual Harassment Of Student

Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda wrote a letter of recommendation for a principal whom Matsuda knew had failed to report sexual abuse allegations to law enforcement, despite being legally required to do so, the OC Register reported last week. The revelation regarding Matsuda’s recommendation of former John F. Kennedy High School principal Russell Earnest emanates from a ...

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AUSHD Hires Radical Political Activist As “Social Media Consultant”

At its December 2018 meeting, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees approved a $20,000 contract to hire a progressive political activist as a “social media consultant” for the district. The contract is with K-12 News Network, which is owned and operated by Cynthia Liu. According to the AUSHD, the K-12 News Network is “a grassroots education news ...

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AUHSD Sued For Failure By Staff To Report Sexual Abuse Of Students

The Anaheim Union High School District is being sued for alleged failing to report sexual abuse of students by district staff, the OC Register is reporting. The staff in question are mandated reporters, and are legally bound to report instances of sexual abuse. According to the OC Register: The Anaheim Unified High School District allegedly concealed complaints of sexual abuse ...

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