The Superintendent, Students, Energy Convertors and Real Talk- A video from our event


What Went Right and What Went Wrong in the OUSD Facility Blueprint Process

Deep divisions in the Oakland community played out in the recent ambitious attempt to review and develop a deeper and more grounded plan for use of OUSD school buildings.  I applaud the effort, this has been sorely needed, and this is not a critique of the superintendent or the community engagement folks, but it may … Continue reading What Went Right and What Went Wrong in the OUSD Facility Blueprint Process


School Choice Without Access is a Cruel Joke on Families

I hate the spectacle of the live charter school lottery.  They want you to fill up a room, so that you show demand from families, but if twice as many kids apply as spots, half of them lose.  Families cheer as their name is called, and the air slowly slips out of that balloon of … Continue reading School Choice Without Access is a Cruel Joke on Families


The Upcoming Week in Oakland Education

This week in Oakland education–OUSD and County board meetings, the community advisory committees for special education and English language learners meet, it is the last week of  open enrollment for charters and EBIA has tours, an interesting look at race, geography and Alameda, the Black College Expo, all that and more, with links, please read … Continue reading The Upcoming Week in Oakland Education


The Oakland Education Roundup from 2/9/18

All the news relevant to Oakland education, state policy and equity in one place– this week–A new library parcel tax? A DACA school worker shares concerns, lots more on lead and how LIFE Academy youth are helping, how to reduce charter growth, looking back on the Panther’s school, the Warriors are in schools and so … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup from 2/9/18