Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education
Contact us! Our email is classroomstruggle @ gmail.com
Click here for our Vision, OUSD Program and Strategy written in the 2013-2014 school year
Click here for the Classroom Struggle Caucus of OEA Teacher Points of Unity
OUR 2011 FOUNDING MISSION
ClassRoom Struggle is the newsletter and blog of the organization of the same name, ClassRoom Struggle. We are a group Oakland teachers, parents, substitute teachers, after school instructors, youth workers and community activists. With this blog and our print newsletter we confront the continuing destruction of quality public education for the working class and people of color in Oakland and across the United States and thus the elimination of our childrens’ right to learn and grow. Our youth, full of creativity, passion, energy and wisdom, deserve better. We do not fully understand the changes our communities are going through and this ignorance holds us back from transformative change, but it is crucial that we face our ignorance straight on. The price of doing nothing is much greater. We know that Oakland has a powerful history of struggle and resistance against oppression. Most importantly we are certain that Oakland has the power to demand what our communities deserve and need, a system that serves and is accountable to its community rather than profits from it. This is a call to rise up! This is our call to knowledge! This is our call to you! Together lets fight for what we know and fight to find out what we do not! Read on with open minds. We promise you, this is only the beginning.