Juan Alvarez

The Paranoid Style In Progressive Anaheim Politics

Does this sound like something a reasonable person would say?: Would a reasonable person entertain seriously the possibility that when a wide swatch (and likely majority) of Orange Countians to re-open the schools, it is really a deliberate conspiracy to commit genocide? Of course not. What’s most unsettling part is this isn’t the social media ranting of some random crackpot. ...

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AESD Trustees Magcalas, Alvarez Want To “Defund” School Safety Officers

Are campus safety officers “bullies in blue”? Are they part of a “school-to-prison” pipeline? A manifestation of “systemic racism” that victimizes minority students? Some elected members of the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Trustees think so. Trustee Juan Alvarez co-authored a June 8 op-ed in the Voice of OC advocating “defunding” campus safety officers, calling them “repressive” and “contributing ...

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Anaheim School Trustee Juan Alvarez: People Who Didn’t Vote For Bernie Are “Greedy, Racist, Sexist”

When socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, it prompted much wailing and gnashing of teeth from his fervent base of revolutionary progressives. Many of the Bernie Bros on Orange County also hold elected offices in Anaheim, Santa Ana and Garden Grove. Juan Alvarez was especially out-out by the demise of the Sanders’ ...

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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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UPDATED: AESD Trustee Juan Alvarez Calls For Demolishing The Border Wall, Wants “No Borders”

[UDPATED 5:15 p.m. on November 11: shortly after this article was published, Alvarez removed the Facebook post below.] Following a visit to Tijuana and the border wall, Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee Juan Alvarez posted on Facebook that “the wall needs to be torn down,” promising to use his “privilege” to fight for “no borders.” Alvarez is a math teacher ...

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