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.
INTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY AT THE PORT OF OAKLAND
Tax the Port to Fund Our Public Schools!
Teachers and port workers unite to celebrate May Day and continue the ﬁght for the schools our students deserve! Join the International Longshore Workers’ Union to defend port jobs and properly fund our public schools. The port of Oakland is the economic engine of our city, but it is not taxed at all, ,while other US ports are taxed and contribute to education funding.. Meanwhile, our schools are starved of the resources students need to learn and grow and threatened with closure! Rally 11AM at Howard Terminal (Market st. and Embarcadero), 1:30 at 1000 Broadway (OUSD), and 2pm at Oscar Grant Plaza.
BILLIONAIRES CAN’T TEACH OUR KIDS!
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. The event continues the next day (more details forthcoming).
CLOSURES TO SOME ARE CUTS TO ALL!
An Educational Event On the Fight For Our Public Schools
Why is OUSD closing 24 schools in Oakland? Why is the expansion of charter schools causing a waste of $57 million per year in our district? Why does California, the richest state in the US, rank 46th in per-student spending? Come to an educational event and open discussion with teachers, students and families so we can decide how to ﬁght back together. Time and place TBA.
SACRAMENTO: FUND OUR SCHOOLS NOW!
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!