Anaheim Union High School District

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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Your Education Tax Dollars At Work….Planting Seeds of Civil Disturbance in Anaheim

As readers may know, the coalition of left-wing pressure groups trying – with much success – to control Anaheim’s districting process degenerated into a mob at this week’s Anaheim City Council meeting. After a council vote went against them, coalition operatives erupted, shouting “Shut it down!” in an attempt to prevent the city council from continuing the people’s business. Mayor ...

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Teach Dyslexia: A Really Dumb Law

Too many dumb laws are passed. How many new state laws have passed since 2000? Thousands. Members of the Assembly and Senate proposed hundreds of new laws during 2014, and Gov. Brown acted on almost 1,100, signing 930 bills into law, and vetoing 143. Last year’s legislative output included these three laws: (a) banning the display or sale of the Confederate ...

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NAMM’s Big Trade Show in Anaheim

NAMM’s principal trade show will be annually held in  Anaheim. NAMM or the National Association of Music Merchants is the trade association of the music industry. NAMM’s activities and programs promote music making for people of all ages. NAMM’s collaboration with schools supports the goal that all children have access to musical instruments, and idea supported by NAMM, whose members welcome a new market of 19,000 local children and ...

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OC Register Opposes AUHSD Money Grab, Supports Kris Murray’s Call For More Charter Schools

The Orange County Register published an editorial today opposing the push by the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education to crave out a permanent cut of City of Anaheim’s budget revenues. The AUHSD revenue grab is led by AUHSD Board of Education member Al Jabbar, a liberal Democratic activist and director of the Orange County Employees Association, and ...

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