CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

#HandsOffDewey – A Successful BBQ and Next Steps

BBQ for Dewey The coalition to defend Dewey just finished up a very successful BBQ at Dewey Academy that brought out over 75 students, staff, parents, and community supporters of Dewey. … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Update on Dewey

Posted below is our most recent update on Dewey.  We published it a couple weeks ago on the Oakland Local blog.  It’s not fully up to date at this point … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Update and Next Steps to Rebuild Adult Ed

Dear supporters of Classroom Struggle and Public Education in Oakland, We won $1 million dollars for Adult Ed! This is definitely a partial victory, and we should celebrate this, since … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

All Out for Oakland Schools! Tomorrow, Wedn., 5:30 @ Board Meeting!

Join Oakland parents, teachers, and students in Adult Ed and K-12 tomorrow to demand: Save and rebuild adult education! Grant teachers a fair contract! Reduce Special Ed Case Loads! Rally … Continue reading

May 21, 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

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
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