The Geography of Opportunity in West Oakland- A New Video Explains How We Got Here and Where We Can Go

This video breaks down the realities of segregation in Oakland–Please take a look and share, and join us for our event looking at solutions on 10/20 Your life chances in Oakland and elsewhere depend largely on where you are born. And where you are born isn’t an accident of fate. It is usually dependent on … Continue reading The Geography of Opportunity in West Oakland- A New Video Explains How We Got Here and Where We Can Go


The Oakland Education Week in Review | 10/7-10/14

All the Oakland education news that is fit to link– this week–please join us for our release of the SoBEO policy recommendations on 10/20 at Geoffrey’s, plus a look at community organizing in Oakland schools, more on the Bailout bill, lots of great events coming up around the elections and education more generally, a student … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review | 10/7-10/14


Taking Action to Improve the State of Black Education in Oakland-Demand 1—Break the Chains Between Segregated Neighborhoods and Quality School Access

“Without struggle there is no progress.”  Long ago Frederick Douglass voiced the mantra of Black folks in America, and it still rings true.  The numbers are dire.  One in Six black children can read in elementary school, charter or district in Oakland.  Black folks are being priced and pushed out, only 4% of Black families … Continue reading Taking Action to Improve the State of Black Education in Oakland-Demand 1—Break the Chains Between Segregated Neighborhoods and Quality School Access


I Bet on East Oakland–Why I am Running a Write in Campaign for the School Board in District 6—By Anthony Wilson

(This is a guest post from Anthony Wilson, candidate for D6 school board, I offered to allow any of the candidates to post on my blog, and that offer is still open) When I decided to run for Oakland School Board in District 6, it was precisely for the reasons why others would not: the … Continue reading I Bet on East Oakland–Why I am Running a Write in Campaign for the School Board in District 6—By Anthony Wilson


School-Life Navigation: Surviving the Tracking and Inequality–A Student’s Journey

(A guest post by Edrees Saied an Oakland public school graduate and Energy Convertor Alumni) For students of color, school can be a pathless land. A land covered with a very thin layer of ice that breaks and swallows you when you make a wrong step. Being the only one in my family that can take my … Continue reading School-Life Navigation: Surviving the Tracking and Inequality–A Student’s Journey