CLASSROOM STRUGGLE

Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

8 Myths of Corporate Deform

Many myths exist that perpetuate the inequalities we deal with in education on a daily basis.  This article and the relatively new book it reviews helps to uncover some of them.  Some … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

GO Public Schools’ Proposal Gets an F from OUSD Teacher

We post a fiery letter  from an OUSD teacher who attended GO Public Schools’ event Wednesday night.  There GO and a coalition of other organizations (including SEIU 1021, Youth Together, … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Corporate Money Rolls Into School Board Elections Nationwide

The hijacking of local school board elections by corporate funders pushing their education “reform” policies continues unabated across the country.   This pattern has already been seen in our elections in Oakland … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments