Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

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 · 6 Comments

NAACP And GO Public Schools Imply That Oakland Students Are Not Civilized

Submitted by Mara Luz, Oakland educator I was just checking my email and noticed an email from GO Public Schools and was shocked by what I saw – an endorsement … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 7 Comments

Lessons from San Francisco: How to Build a Militant Teacher Union

Recently, UESF, the SF teachers’ union, faced a defeat in their most recent contract struggle.  Despite strong attempts to organize more militantly, including calls for strike and some work-to-rule actions, … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment