A Tale of Two Cities and Why We Need to Reform Prop 13

Proposition 13 has devastated California’s education system.   And it’s worse than you even think.  Like the frog in the slowly boiling pot that doesn’t realize his predicament until it’s too late, I feel like California has become desensitized to its education funding crisis.  And unless we clean up our act quickly, we are going to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities and Why We Need to Reform Prop 13


Oakland Education This Week and Beyond –Preview for September 18th

Our regular look at what’s happening in Oakland, this week and beyond- The first CAC meetings, OUSD’s Budget and Finance Cmte, the Office of Equity reception, Education 101 in Oakland, the first Black Girl Power conference, school tours, the Latinx read in, funding and training for educators and some great opportunities for you to help … Continue reading Oakland Education This Week and Beyond –Preview for September 18th


The Oakland Education Roundup week of 9/15

Our weekly look back on what’s happening in Oakland education, here we have footage from the Sanctuary Schools conference, good analysis on the “too many schools” question, profiles of the challenges our homeless students face, reviews of the OUSD meetings, a “dreamer’s story” and much more Oakland education news, take a look and share Oakland … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup week of 9/15


Fewer Students Transfer Out of Oakland’s Charter Schools Mid-Year, Than From District Schools

There is and inconvenient truth in the Oakland public school wars, students at charter public schools are less likely to transfer mid-year than those at district schools.  I know that if you just listened to the so called debate, you would not know that. But that is what the California Department of Education’s data says. … Continue reading Fewer Students Transfer Out of Oakland’s Charter Schools Mid-Year, Than From District Schools


Journey of a Dreamer and Engineer

Guest Post by Juan Casas. He was born in Mexico and was brought to the US at the age of two. He grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles and attended several schools because his family moved frequently. During the summer before starting high school, he was selected through the raffle system to … Continue reading Journey of a Dreamer and Engineer