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Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

GO Teacher Policy fellow replies to our critique of NCTQ report

We want to highlight this discussion between two Oakland teachers, one of them working with GO Public Schools, the main sponsor of the National Council on Teacher Quality report that … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Connecting the Dots: Bay Area Millionaires Buying School Board Elections Across the Country

A little while ago we wrote about how corporate money has been rolling into school board elections across the country, upturning normally low-key, local affairs and twisting them towards corporate … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Garbage Science: Teacher Evaluation by Test Scores and Some Ideas for Stopping Them in Oakland

Some of you might have already seen the shocking results in the New York Times today.  Apparently, all the teacher evaluations programs pushed on school districts by Obama’s Race To … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

GO Public Schools’ Proposal Gets an F from OUSD Teacher

We post a fiery letter  from an OUSD teacher who attended GO Public Schools’ event Wednesday night.  There GO and a coalition of other organizations (including SEIU 1021, Youth Together, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Corporate Money Rolls Into School Board Elections Nationwide

The hijacking of local school board elections by corporate funders pushing their education “reform” policies continues unabated across the country.   This pattern has already been seen in our elections in Oakland … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Election 2012: The True Impact on Oakland Schools

Here is a new article by two Oakland educators that explores the recent local and national elections as it relates to public education.  It touches on everything from Proposition 30, … Continue reading

December 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Speaking Truth to Power: Challenging Corporate Money in Elections

The recent Oakland school board elections, where close to 200,000 private sector dollars were dumped into the Great Oakland Public School’s (GOPS) campaign coffers for three candidates, are a perfect … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · 1 Comment
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