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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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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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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Euphemisms: Creating a Language of Lifeless Words and Phrases

George Carlin, a master wordsmith, often scoffed at the language he called “American English.” A favorite and frequent target was euphemisms: limp or indirect words substituted for words that blunt the hard edge of truth. “American English is loaded with euphemisms,” Carlin complained. “Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality. Because they have trouble facing the truth, they invent a ...

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More Not-So-Smart Tests

School testing has never been, and never will be, a silver bullet for preventing substandard school performance or an important factor for improving school achievement (Ravitch, 2010). The White House and Congress, however, continue to believe otherwise. Race to the Top represents the current administration’s ill-conceived determination to adopt new academic standards and advance new school tests to prepare each ...

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Could Overcharging and Overpenalizing Educators Happen Here?

Today, Judge Jerry Baxter ended the trial of 10 teachers and school administrators charged in the Atlanta Cheating Scandal. Well, not quite. Eight teachers maintain the right to appeal Baxter’s sentences and fines, which could extend judicial proceedings for several more years. These eight former school district employees received harsher sentences–as many as seven years in state prison and fines ...

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Common Core Writing Gobsmacks Teachers and Students: Part I

Students in pubic schools, younger and older, do not write well, which the use of Common Core Standards will not improve, and perhaps even worsen. Nearly 10 years ago, I wrote a column for the Orange County Register that explained why students do not learn to write effectively. The reasons have not changed.  Writing is taught by teachers who have never published anything. A very ...

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Congress Poised to Waste Million$ More on School Testing

Senators Lamar Alexander and Tim Scott, both Republicans, are rewriting No Child Left Behind, the signature legislation of President George W. Bush (Troyan, 2015). NCLB was doomed to fail (Wallis, 2008), and it did not disappoint. All students could never record an average or better score in reading and math, a statistical impossibility. The Center for Education Policy (2011) concluded that in ...

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