January Newsletter: Oakland Teachers’ Voice

We know we need fully-funded neighborhood schools that serve all students in Oakland, no matter if they’re in the hills or the flatlands. But the Oakland Unified School District has a different plan. The District has said in so many words that in order to pay teachers a living wage, they’ll have to close 24…

Supreme Court Rules Against Workers

“Today’s Janus decision by the Supreme Court continued its assault on working people, women, immigrants, and Muslims. President Trump will likely have appointed 20% of our nation’s judges by the end of his presidency, and reshape the courts for generations to come. Courts will be used as tools of oppression. No way to sugarcoat that.…

Media Advisory on OEA Protest

Oakland Teachers have been working without a contract since July 1, 2017. Oakland educators will hold a rally and march to the school board meeting on Wednesday – California’s Day of the Teacher – to demand a fair contract settlement.  Wednesday’s rally follows 60% of OUSD schools participating in a Work to Contract Week March…

The Cost of Charter Schools

A major new report from In The Public Interest finds that the “unchecked expansion” of charter schools cost Oakland Unified School District $57.3 million for the 2016-17 school year. California law currently doesn’t allow school boards to consider how a proposed charter school may impact a district’s educational programs or fiscal health.…