Towards A Better Abuser List; And Ending a “Pass the Trash” Mentality at Schools

I know and have worked with child abusers, and I also know the wrongly accused.  As California debates the standards and burdens of proof to exclude teachers charged with abuse, I get the arguments on both sides.  I have felt them both personally. I have long argued, we need a better list.  And as California … Continue reading Towards A Better Abuser List; And Ending a “Pass the Trash” Mentality at Schools


What’s Happening this Week in Oakland Education and Beyond-4/16/18

This week, The special education advisory commission, Measure G, a look at Yemeni students, talking with children about race, Measure N commission, LCAP meetings, a happy hour for school designers, a panel on desegregation, and much much more, all the info and links are below please read, share and get involved This Week 4/16 6:00 … Continue reading What’s Happening this Week in Oakland Education and Beyond-4/16/18


The Oakland Education Week in Review- 4/13/18

All the Oakland education news and beyond- this week, Cleveland is honored, bad news for the OUSD budget, some great events around equity and the State of Black Education, reflections  on the enrollment successes and challenges, looking forward to a conversation with the NAACP, Oakland SOL digs deep in community, STEM disparities, many stories on … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review- 4/13/18


Five Minutes to Midnight on the OUSD Takeover, and Micro-Managing Won’t Help

Things went from bad to worse for OUSD’s finances.  Three new data points came in this week and they all point towards insolvency.  At the same time, we saw some board members digging in on employee contract clauses, trying to regulate their way out of this, and asking the Superintendent to develop a training plan … Continue reading Five Minutes to Midnight on the OUSD Takeover, and Micro-Managing Won’t Help


The Nation’s Report Card is in; We Failed Black Students, Especially in California

Nationally the average Black student scores “below basic” in reading, same with Hispanics.  The worse news is that in California the achievement gap between Whites and Hispanics is shrinking, while it’s actually growing for Black students. We are going backwards. EdSource did a solid job of covering the latest news from the National Assessment of … Continue reading The Nation’s Report Card is in; We Failed Black Students, Especially in California