CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Why I will NOT be going to the Teacher Appreciation party co-sponsored by the Oakland Public Ed Fund.

Classroom Struggle is honored to post a letter written by a Special Ed. teacher urging her fellow teachers to skip the annual “Teacher Appreciation” party sponsored by charterizing and privatizing … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

This is Community Engagement??

To our Supporters: Classroom Struggle has been very busy since the new year challenging and fighting the billionaire privatization agenda of Superintendent Antwan Wilson and the servile school board. We … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Antwan Wilson wants 5 schools to turn around, and around, and around . . .

Starting this week, the first week of the new year, Fremont, McClymonds, Castlemont, Frick and Brookfield are all having “community meetings” to discuss “improving” the schools.  The reality is that … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dewey Academy in Danger of Displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District

Dewey Academy in Danger of Displacement: Gentrification and the Oakland Unified School District By Aram Mendoza and N. Finch in collaboration with Dewey teachers   Displacement of long-time, low-income residents … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

All Out for Trayvon–Monday 6P @ 14th/Broadway

We all have already heard the verdict. Now is the time to respond. We must respond in at least 2 ways. First, it is crucial that we come out now, … Continue reading

July 14, 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

Tony Smith leaves Oakland . . . in shambles

We’re offerring a piece by our retired teacher comrade Jack Gerson on the “legacy” of Tony Smith, the now resigned superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District.  We will be … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments