CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

Lessons from SF: UESF Teachers Push for Strike Vote in Contract Negotiations

We repost an article below which comes to us from two members of the leftist teacher’s caucus in UESF, EDU (Educators for a Democratic Union).  They and other EDU and … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a 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

Confused about LCFF? Oakland students break it down, why the upcoming LCAP meetings are so important and what democratic school budgeting would look like

This is a repost of an article from a new Oakland student blog. Check out the original here: http://youngoakland.com/2014/02/students-want-their-voices-heard-in-new-school-budget-making/ Students Want Their Voices Heard in New School Budget Making By ana, February 26, … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

You Don’t “Hella Love” Oakland Teachers OR Students with Research Like This

You Don’t “Hella Love” Oakland Teachers OR Students with Research Like This. A Critique of the NCTQ’s “Teacher Quality Roadmap” Report Table of Contents: Intro – A Racist/Classist Report for … Continue reading

April 13, 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

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