CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Why Are They Going After OEA?

Written by an anonymous retired Oakland teacher OEA has been on the state and national radar screens of the corporate reformers at least since the 1996 Oakland teachers’ strike, which … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

“The Four Autonomies”: Autonomy over Budget, Staffing, Curricula, Schedule

Written by an anonymous retired Oakland teacher Who could be against autonomy?  It’s such a positive-sounding catchword. But unfortunately, “The Four Autonomies” includes the same union-busting provision to eliminate seniority … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

OUSD Board of Education: Who are you Fighting for?

Written by an anonymous educator who teaches at East Bay elementary and high schools  In the middle of the 60 seconds that they gave him to speak, an Oakland community member looked … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Reform or De-form? The Corporate Attack on Public Education

Written by an anonymous Oakland after school teacher  Public education is full of buzzwords these days: reform, competition, accountability, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top (RTTT), charter … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

What can Oakland Learn from Chile?

“Miles de jóvenes se han tomado sus colegios y universidades, exigiendo al gobierno una educación gratuita y de calidad, despertando a un país entero.  Paros y huelgas han marcado un … Continue reading

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The Deceptive Promise of Charter Schools: A New Orleans Case Study

Written by an anonymous Oakland after school teacher The recent national fixation over charter schools as the solution to a decaying United States education system can be seen in a … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

JACK GERSON & BOB MANDEL: Mutual Matching is Union Busting: Beware of Collaborating with your Enemy

On January 26, more than 100 OEA members met at Redwood Heights Elementary to discuss OUSD’s “Mutual Matching” proposal.  If Mutual Matching were adopted, teachers whose positions are consolidated (i.e. … Continue reading

February 5, 2012 · 1 Comment
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