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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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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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AUHSD Board President Should Call Special Meeting To Re-Open Schools

The Disneyland Resort will re-open to the public on April 30, initially at 15% capacity. Next week, the Angels will begin their season at Angel Stadium, playing in front of real, live fans. Restaurants are now able to have indoor dining again, albeit at a limited capacity. And throughout the pandemic, we have all crossed paths and shared indoor space ...

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Anaheim Union High School District Votes Against Re-Opening; Will Stay Virtual Rest of School Year

On March 4, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted 4-1 against returning to in-person on even a limited, hybrid basis, instead deciding to keep their students at home taking online classes for the remainder of the school year. The Board majority did so despite the pleas of parents and students for a return to in-person instruction, ...

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Teacher Organizer of June 1 Protest in La Palma Park Concerned About Anaheim “Police Brutality” Toward Students

Anti-police activists from all over have been flooding the Anaheim City Council with e-mails attacking the Anaheim Police Department and demanding its abolition. Two weeks ago, we reported on a group of activist Anaheim Union High School District educators who put social distancing aside and organized hundreds of students at La Palma Park to protest the murder of George Floyd, ...

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AUHSD To Teachers: You Can Drop Curriculum, Talk About Coronarivus For Rest Of Semester

The Anaheim Union High School District has extended its school closures through the May 21 – the end of the academic year. AUSHD teachers and students will try to continue education in their various subjects an requirements via remote learning. Or not. Last week, Superintendent Michael Matsuda gave AUHSD teachers permission to stop teaching from the established curriculum and instead ...

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