Oakland Education Roundup from November 17th

Reviewing all the news on Oakland Education and beyond, this week–several pieces looking at the OUSD budget crisis, a community survey on North Oakland schools, a scary legislative proposal, the Latinx achievement gap, a look a how CA serves homeless children, open enrollment time is now for families choosing a school for next year, opportunities … Continue reading Oakland Education Roundup from November 17th


How Moving Towards Common Enrollment Hurt My Schools, and Why I Want to Move Even Further

It was a hard board meeting, we are under enrolled, our test scores are mixed and somewhat flat, our special education costs are ballooning, non-essentials—like food at meetings–have been eliminated.   And I am hungry. It’s a long meeting.   Our staff have been working their butts off, and our test scores are relatively good for the … Continue reading How Moving Towards Common Enrollment Hurt My Schools, and Why I Want to Move Even Further


Could California’s Next Governor Finally End For-Profit Charter Schools in California?  I Hope So.

If California’s next governor really wants to support public education, then he or she may need to do something that hasn’t been done in 25 years: Get rid of California’s for-profit charter schools. Why? For-profit charter schools haven’t increased learning and tend to be scandal-ridden, as evidenced by yet another scam detailed below.  While there … Continue reading Could California’s Next Governor Finally End For-Profit Charter Schools in California?  I Hope So.


What the Hell is Wrong with Alameda; BLM Signs Are Banned while Bias Persists

Black Lives Matter signs are barred in Alameda schools but anti-Semitism is no big thing.  That was the take away from two stories last week that highlighted the troubling realities of the supposed idyllic hamlet of Alameda. Yes, you heard that right, on the one hand there is a story about “Black Lives Matters” signs … Continue reading What the Hell is Wrong with Alameda; BLM Signs Are Banned while Bias Persists


What’s Happening in Oakland Education the Week of November 13th

Everything Oakland education– Open enrollment has started for next school year, choose the best school for your child, Board meetings, the Office of Equity updates of Latinx and API achievement, Mills looks at the conditions for adult learning, education for liberation, undoing racism, opportunities to help educators and to get involved in Oakland education please … Continue reading What’s Happening in Oakland Education the Week of November 13th