Young: Anaheim Union Needs to Live Up to Its Own Standards for Accountability

Caprice Young, CEO and Superintendent of Magnolia Public Schools, writes that Anaheim Union High School Districts are wrong to fight charter schools and should instead choose to collaborate with new options for schooling. Magnolia is also threatening legal action against AUHSD alleging false statements by board members against the charter school.

Anaheim Union High School District Calls for a Temporary Moratorium on Approval of Charter Schools

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December 18, 2014

Contact: Pat Karlak
Public Information Officer
Phone: (714) 999-5662
Email: Karlak_p@auhsd.us

 
Anaheim Union High School District Calls for a Temporary Moratorium on Approval of Charter Schools
 ANAHEIM—Board members of the Anaheim Union High School District and Superintendent Michael Matsuda on December 18 called for the state of California to implement a temporary moratorium on the approval of charter schools until legislators fix the overly permissive law that enables charters to operate on a business model whose main goal is to make money. “Although there is nothing wrong with making money, when it comes to public education, our children should be our first priority,” Superintendent Matsuda said. “While charter school proponents may say they care about kids, many charters operate in the shadows with no transparency, no accountability, and no public review.”

The superintendent cited the example of Magnolia Science Academy, one of two charter applications recently submitted to AUHSD.

AUHSD Board: Time for a Moratorium on Charter Schools

Anaheim Union High School District’s superintendant and full board of trustees all sign onto a joint letter calling for a stop to charter school approvals until they adopt the same transparency and accountability standards at public schools.