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6 Arguments For and Against The Privatization of OUSD Land

The newest piece out on the Hands Off Dewey struggle. This one takes a look at some of the key arguments OUSD has put out in favor of moving forward with demolishing Dewey. The District arguments, though, aren’t just about Dewey or just the white-washing of a bad plan by OUSD staff. They represent concrete examples of how neoliberalism and austerity plays out in our school district. The ins and outs of these arguments should be studied by everyone who wants to fight for a socially just OUSD and world. Definitely worth reading.

Hands Off Dewey!

Intro:

The past two months have seen an upsurge of community organizing on the part of public school teachers, parents, students and community members of Oakland against the privatization of the old OUSD Admin building on 2nd Avenue, and the threat of displacement that faces Dewey Academy next door.  Though the organizing, discussions, actions and analyses generated from the grassroots of OUSD’s communities have been inspiring to all those participating, they’ve been demeaned by some in OUSD.  High level board members and administrators have claimed that those of us against the privatization of public land are being “biased” in our positions.

Instead of appreciating and honoring the community organizing that happened this summer, a few high ranking OUSD board members have slandered it.  Why?  What's at stake for them? Instead of appreciating and honoring the community organizing that happened this summer, a few high ranking OUSD board members have slandered it. Why? What’s at stake for them?  What are the arguments for and against the privatization of public land?

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2 comments on “6 Arguments For and Against The Privatization of OUSD Land

  1. Norma J F Harrison
    January 26, 2015

    Please look at School Is The Opposite Of Education, a study to release us from our confinement http://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/table-of-contents
    Children are just people – not this pedestal-ized, incomplete figure requiring marginalization in these ways.

    Table of contents https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/table-of-contents

    Introduction (explanation) https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/introduction

    A list ::: …a glossary https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/a-list-a-glossary

    George Carlin on our Owners and Education https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/george-carlin-on-our-owners-and-education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jQT7_rVxAE

    Age segregation https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/table-of-contents

    Child labor and age segregation https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/child-labor-and-age-segregation

    Age segregation is an anomaly https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/age-segregation-is-an-anomaly

    Race and school https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/race-and-school

    ‘Education’ is a ruse. https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/education-is-a-ruse

    School is just a convention https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/school-is-just-a-convention

    A thought about testing https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/a-thought-about-testing

    Truants recognize or sense their being ‘dis-ed’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/truants-recognize-or-sense-theyre-being-dis-ed

    Tutoring– a function of dysfunction, like charity https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/tutoring-a-function-of-dysfunction-like-charity

    Structural Objective https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/structural-objective

    Campaigns: League of Women Voters of California — Education Fund — Alameda County, CA 2Mar04 & 6Nov12 https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/campaigns-from-2004-to-now

    Extended biography https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/extended-biography

    Teach for transformation, not for replication of the same ol’ … Refuse to grow up into the abhorrent morally neutral pragmatism of those running the establishment https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/teach-for-transformation-not-for-replication-of-the-same-ol’

    Norma Harrison for school board Why I’m A Candidate https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/norma-harrison-for-school-board-why-im-a-candidate

    Candidate Questionnaire https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/candidate-questionnaire

    The Rich Are Not You Or I. Tax The Rich https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/the-rich-are-not-you-and-i-tax-the-rich

    Comics (they’re not funny!) Reform – now that’s funny (well… sad) https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/comics-theyre-not-funny-reform-now-thats-funny-well-sad

    Science, the name of a field wherein capitalism has told people they can get a job https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/science-the-name-of-a-field-wherein-capitalism-has-told-people-they-can-get-a-job

    On Common Core Curriculum https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/on-common-core-curriculum

    Another ‘Freedom School’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/another-freedom-school

    Learning teaching living loving for people to do age integrated https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/learning-teaching-living-loving-for-people-to-do-age-integrated

    The reason for writing these commentaries https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-reason-for-writing-these-commentaries

    The right to teach-er https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-right-to-teach-er

    I once took a TV course https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/i-once-took-a-tv-course

    The other way to ‘Reading’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/the-other-way-to-reading

    The church via school, public school https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/the-church-via-school-public-school

    …and s/he never had a lesson https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/and-she-never-had-a-lesson

    On stealing credit HARPER’S MAGAZINE / AUGUST 2012 Easy Chair A Matter of Degrees By Thomas Frank https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/on-stealing-credit-harpers-magazine-august-2012-easy-chair-a-matter-of-degrees-by-thomas-frank

    1 Comment at a panel https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/1-comment-at-a-panel

    So many experienced teachers…!https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/so-many-experienced-teachers

    My mistake about ‘common core’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/my-mistake-about-common-core

    Hard work – work hard …. and ‘opportunity’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/hard-work-work-hard-and-opportunity

    Following our higher calling https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/following-our-higher-calling

    The Oct 2014 LoWV Candidates’ forum at the Berkeley Media Center and LoWV Smart Voter pages League of Women Voters https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/169

    People create jobs for themselves by publishing the performance data they collect https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/people-create-jobs-for-themselves-by-publishing-the-performance-data-they-collect

    Rankings don’t rank well when it comes to measuring school quality https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/rankings-dont-rank-well-when-it-comes-to-measuring-school-quality-by-patrick-mattimore-2013-bay-area-news-group-posted-05182013

    Humanties and social sciences matter for everyone, by R.H. Brodhead https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/humanities-and-social-sciences-matter-for-everyone-by-richard-h-brodhead-guest-commentary-2013-bay-area-news-group-posted-06222013-updated-06242013-httpwww-contracostatimes-co

    The Political Economy of Dyslexia https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/the-political-economy-of-dyslexia-monthlyreview-org-httpmonthlyreview-org20140901the-political-economy-of-dyslexia

  2. Norma J F Harrison
    January 26, 2015

    Please read School Is The Opposite Of Education, a study to release us from our confinement.
    Children are just people, not that pedestal-ized, tormented creature, told it’s a little goat – happy-go-lucky!, kick-up-your-heels!, devil-may-care!…. They’re no more free of concerns than adults – different concerns, maybe, but similarly paying attention. Capitalist structures – advertising, schooling, mental health care!!!! portray them as defective, incomplete creatures. But they’re whole! Our systems don’t LET them just be lovely, like us. normaha@pacbell.net

    Table of contents https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/table-of-contents

    Introduction (explanation) https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/introduction

    A list ::: …a glossary https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/a-list-a-glossary

    George Carlin on our Owners and Education https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/george-carlin-on-our-owners-and-education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jQT7_rVxAE

    Age segregation https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/table-of-contents

    Child labor and age segregation https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/child-labor-and-age-segregation

    Age segregation is an anomaly https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/age-segregation-is-an-anomaly

    Race and school https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/race-and-school

    ‘Education’ is a ruse. https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/education-is-a-ruse

    School is just a convention https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/school-is-just-a-convention

    A thought about testing https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/a-thought-about-testing

    Truants recognize or sense their being ‘dis-ed’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/truants-recognize-or-sense-theyre-being-dis-ed

    Tutoring– a function of dysfunction, like charity https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/tutoring-a-function-of-dysfunction-like-charity

    Structural Objective https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/structural-objective

    Campaigns: League of Women Voters of California — Education Fund — Alameda County, CA 2Mar04 & 6Nov12 https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/campaigns-from-2004-to-now

    Extended biography https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/extended-biography

    Teach for transformation, not for replication of the same ol’ … Refuse to grow up into the abhorrent morally neutral pragmatism of those running the establishment https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/teach-for-transformation-not-for-replication-of-the-same-ol’

    Norma Harrison for school board Why I’m A Candidate https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/norma-harrison-for-school-board-why-im-a-candidate

    Candidate Questionnaire https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/candidate-questionnaire

    The Rich Are Not You Or I. Tax The Rich https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/the-rich-are-not-you-and-i-tax-the-rich

    Comics (they’re not funny!) Reform – now that’s funny (well… sad) https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/comics-theyre-not-funny-reform-now-thats-funny-well-sad

    Science, the name of a field wherein capitalism has told people they can get a job https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/science-the-name-of-a-field-wherein-capitalism-has-told-people-they-can-get-a-job

    On Common Core Curriculum https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/on-common-core-curriculum

    Another ‘Freedom School’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/another-freedom-school

    Learning teaching living loving for people to do age integrated https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/learning-teaching-living-loving-for-people-to-do-age-integrated

    The reason for writing these commentaries https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-reason-for-writing-these-commentaries

    The right to teach-er https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-right-to-teach-er

    I once took a TV course https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/i-once-took-a-tv-course

    The other way to ‘Reading’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/the-other-way-to-reading

    The church via school, public school https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/the-church-via-school-public-school

    …and s/he never had a lesson https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/and-she-never-had-a-lesson

    On stealing credit HARPER’S MAGAZINE / AUGUST 2012 Easy Chair A Matter of Degrees By Thomas Frank https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/on-stealing-credit-harpers-magazine-august-2012-easy-chair-a-matter-of-degrees-by-thomas-frank

    1 Comment at a panel https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/1-comment-at-a-panel

    So many experienced teachers…!https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/so-many-experienced-teachers/

    My mistake about ‘common core’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/my-mistake-about-common-core

    Hard work – work hard …. and ‘opportunity’ https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/hard-work-work-hard-and-opportunity

    Following our higher calling https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/following-our-higher-calling

    The Oct 2014 LoWV Candidates’ forum at the Berkeley Media Center and LoWV Smart Voter pages League of Women Voters https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/169

    People create jobs for themselves by publishing the performance data they collect https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/people-create-jobs-for-themselves-by-publishing-the-performance-data-they-collect

    Rankings don’t rank well when it comes to measuring school quality https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/rankings-dont-rank-well-when-it-comes-to-measuring-school-quality-by-patrick-mattimore-2013-bay-area-news-group-posted-05182013

    Humanties and social sciences matter for everyone, by R.H. Brodhead https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/humanities-and-social-sciences-matter-for-everyone-by-richard-h-brodhead-guest-commentary-2013-bay-area-news-group-posted-06222013-updated-06242013-httpwww-contracostatimes-co

    The Political Economy of Dyslexia https://njfhar.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/the-political-economy-of-dyslexia-monthlyreview-org-httpmonthlyreview-org20140901the-political-economy-of-dyslexia

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