What’s Happening This Week In Oakland Education- 1/22/18

It’s the final week for open enrollment in OUSD schools, and this week we have more school tours, the MLK oratorical fest starts, the community advisory committee for special education, ACOE has board and committee meetings, an OUSD board meeting, all that and more with links below, please read, share and get involved This Week … Continue reading What’s Happening This Week In Oakland Education- 1/22/18


Oakland’s $11 Million Hole and the $1 Billion Debt Beneath It

A guest post from Oakland parent Joshua Krafchin, that digs into the (mis)use of OUSD facility bond money and what appears to be some real issues, you can follow Joshua on his medium page. Before I go any further, a few notes: Although this article is critical of Oakland Unified School District’s financial transparency practices, my sense … Continue reading Oakland’s $11 Million Hole and the $1 Billion Debt Beneath It


The Coming ICE Storm and Oakland Schools- What Would Mario Savio Say?

“ICE agents have been seen near our schools” our staff meeting came to a tense silence, a quiet murmur with folks picking up devices to check with other staff and warn families.  I was stunned into silence (an uncommon state).   You could feel the anxiety in the air, and I can only imagine the fear … Continue reading The Coming ICE Storm and Oakland Schools- What Would Mario Savio Say?


The Oakland Education Roundup From 1/19/18

A recap of all the coverage of Oakland education issues and beyond– this week–The OUSD board gives itself a raise and unwittingly approves a charter renewal, school library cuts, school enrollment deadlines, a youth led forum with the superintendent, elementary schools that Asian-American families should consider, schools and teaching of consent, all that and much … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup From 1/19/18


Another Failed Battle in Oakland’s Charter School Wars- The Accidental Renewal of OCA

The OUSD Board (or at least parts of it) reached a new low for dysfunction last week.  They inadvertently approved a charter school renewal that they thought they had blocked.  You heard that right, even as the anti-charter members of the crowd cheered and the anti-charter members of the board patted themselves on the back, … Continue reading Another Failed Battle in Oakland’s Charter School Wars- The Accidental Renewal of OCA