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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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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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AUHSD Trustee Al Jabbar On COVID School Closures: “Our Kids Are Not Losing Learning”

It’s a given that the prolonged school closures stemming from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted students in myriad ways – including loss of learning. That loss is more severe in school districts that continue to keep their schools shuttered and students receiving instruction online. Common sense and experience tell us kids learn better in the classroom than ...

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Parents To AUHSD Board: We Need You Fight To Our Kids, Re-Open Schools

At the February 4 meeting of the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education, parent after parent – a number of them public school teachers – beseeched the board members to re-open their schools for in-person instruction. They pointed to the science and data – which argues powerfully against the school closure strategy pursued by the district – and ...

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AUHSD Spending $150,000 To Put 300 Employees Through “Implicit Bias Training”

Last October, the Anaheim Union High School District Board of Education voted unanimously to require at least 300 district employees to receive “implicit bias” training. The district will contract with the Orange County Human Relations Council (OCHRC) to provide the training, at a cost of $150,00. According to the AUHSD’s memorandum of understanding with the OCHRC, 100 administrators and 200 ...

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AUHSD Vice Principal Floats Idea Of Racially-Segregated School

A long time ago, in a political culture far, far away, progressives opposed segregation, especially in public schools. They believed the law should be color-blind and the government should not discriminate or treat individuals differently due to their race or ethnicity. Now, you have “social justice educators” – infused with the ideas of Paolo Freire, Critical Pedagogy and Critical Race ...

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