Anaheim Union High School District

AUSHD Sees “Community Schools” Model As Vehicle for Building “Political Capital”

District 3 Councilman Jose F. Moreno wants the Anaheim City Council to put itself on record as supporting the “community schools” education model being pushed by the Anaheim Union High School District and the Anaheim Elementary School District. This evening, the city council will vote on a resolution of support for the community schools model. Earlier in the week, the ...

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AUHSD Board of Education Gives 7% Raise To Superintendent And 3.5% Raise To Themselves

Last night, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education members outbid each other to give Superintendent Michael Matsuda a 7% salary increase – and then voted to boost their own compensation by 3.5% because they were also giving the AUHSD’s various unions a 3.5% increase. Board Item called 10.12 called for extending Matsuda’s contract for an additional year, to ...

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AUSHD Paying Former Loara HS Ethnic Studies Teacher $4,000 To Train 50 Teachers In Controversial Curriculum

The Anaheim Union High School District is contracting with Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee Jose Paolo Magcalas to train 50 AUSHD teachers in Ethnic Studies “pedagogy.” It was Magcalas who brought Ethnic Studies to the AUSHD in 2015 when he was a U.S. History teacher at Loara High School. Magcalas and AUSHD’s progressive Superintendent Michael Matsuda are friends and political ...

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AUHSD Cancels Woke Anti-Racism Program, But Stonewalls On Why

The Anaheim Union High School District (AUSHD) has canceled its agreement with the Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) to train teachers and staff in “anti-racism” and Critical Race Theory principles, in the wake of investigative reporting by this writer into the radical nature of the CRJE program. At the same time, the AUSHD is stonewalling further inquiries into ...

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Al Jabbar Holds Anaheim City Council Campaign Fundraiser…In Irvine

On November 7, Al Jabbar held a fundraiser for his Anaheim City Council campaign…in Irvine. Jabbar is a member of the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Board of Education and is running for the open District 3 council seat that is currently represented by his close friend and political ally Jose F. Moreno. Generally speaking, invites to campaign fundraisers ...

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AUSHD’s “Racial Equity” Consultancy Said Asian-Americans Benefit From White Privilege

A New York City-based advocacy group hired to implement a “racial equity” program at two Anaheim high schools, came under fire in 2019 for telling NYC school parents that one of the reasons for Asian-American students’ success is “proximity to white privilege,” and further claimed they “benefit from white supremacy.” In July of this year, the Anaheim Union High School ...

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AUHSD’s Racial Justice Training For Teachers: “They Shove Stuff Down Your Throat”

The Anaheim Independent has been reporting on the Anaheim Unified High School District hiring the Center for Racial Justcie in Education – a radical New York City-based advocacy group – to implement its “Racial Justice In Organizations” (RIJO) program at Katella and Cypress high schools. You can read our previous stories here and here. A key part of this program ...

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Only White People Can Be Racist, According To AUSHD “Talking About Race” Training For Teachers

Only white people can be racist, according to the Talking About Race “anti-racism” training the Anaheim Union High School District is implementing at Katella and Cypress high schools. Other claims the workshop will attempt to drill into to teachers and administrators: Minorities, by definition, can’t be racist. “White supremacy culture” is everywhere There is no such thing as reverse racism ...

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AUSHD Hires Left-Wing Advocacy Group To Conduct “Racial Equity Audit” of Katella, Cypress High Schools

The Anaheim Union High School District has hired the Center for Racial Justice in Education – a left-wing advocacy group – to conduct a “Racial Equity Audit” of Katella High School and Cypress High School, as well as inculcating school staff in “anti-racist” ideology. The Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) is headquartered in New York City. It’s mission ...

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