Our strike laid the groundwork for a real movement to defend and improve public education in Oakland. Though we won significant gains for Oakland students, educators, and families—such as the ﬁrst class size reductions for grades 4-12 in 37 years, more support for newcomers and other students with special needs, and a raise to help keep teachers in Oakland—our ﬁght for well-funded schools is far from over. Join us in May for a month of action to demand the full funding, not closure or privatization, of our neighborhood public schools.
Protest the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit
The NewSchools Venture Fund, a billionaire-funded driver of the privatization of public schools, is hosting a summit in our city. We cannot be silent while corporations take over Oakland’s schools!
Come with signs to the Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway on May 8, 5pm. (more details forthcoming).
MAY 17 – Closures to Some Are Cuts to All!
An Educational and Organizing Event On the Fight For Our Public Schools
Why is OUSD planning to close 24 schools in Oakland? How is Proposition 39 used to hand public school classrooms over to charter school operators? Oakland families and teachers: come learn about the devastating effects of school closures, co-locations and privatization on Oakland communities and discuss how to organize and ﬁght back!
May 17, 6pm at Oakland High School.
MAY 22 – Sacramento: Fund Our Schools!
A Statewide Day of Action
Join educators and students from all over California for a day of action at the State Capitol for fully-funded public schools, real reforms that address unchecked charter expansion, and for social and racial justice. More details TBA — save the date and talk to your teacher to learn more about how to get involved!