Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Video of March for Schools Oakland Students Deserve

On César Chávez Day, March 31, 2015, more than 1000 teachers, students, parents, and community supporters gathered at San Antonio Park and marched for Schools Oakland Students Deserve.  The march was … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

FAQs and more on Article 12

Here is part of the packet distributed at OEA’s Article 12 Forum on 1/13/2015, including (1) FAQs on Article 12, (2) a summary of what the District wants to change in Article 12, … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

OUSD Says OEA Must Compromise More — Really?

Here are two concise visual overviews of compromises made by OEA and OUSD during the current bargaining process.   Click the image or here for a one-page overview of bargaining on class size, special … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Support the Petition for the Fight for the Five (Schools) Coalition!

A new coalition has developed to fight for the five schools being threatened by the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.  It’s aptly named Fight for the Five.  They’ve put out … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Veteran Teacher of Color Presents Critique of Wilson’s “Call for Quality Schools”

The “Call for Quality Schools” is a policy that has 5 district schools (Fremont, Castlemont, McClymonds, Frick and Brookfield) submitting proposals that will have to compete against outside proposals, including … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

OUSD Upper Admin Pushed Out for Refusing to Participate in Privitization of Oakland Schools?

Heads up about new corruption possibly coming into the district… Since May 2014 students, staff and community have joined together to fight against the privatization happening at 1025 2nd Ave. … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Antwan Wilson’s Idea of Cutting Administration: Pad the Top, Chop From the Bottom

by Jack Gerson Have you ever wondered why Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) regularly breaks the law by violating the state education code mandate that at least 55% of educational … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 5 Comments

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