Our weekly look back on everything Oakland education; the OUSD budget and enrollment numbers, good looks at homelessness in Oakland and beyond, the latest CA poll numbers, recaps of OUSD meetings, opportunities to help educators and more, please take a look If you want this regularly please follow me on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to the blog … Continue reading The Oakland Education Roundup Week of October 6th
Oakland has more school aged children that don’t attend a district or charter public school (17,572), than attend charters (11,774). Further OUSD has only lost 55 students since 2013-14, declining from 36,869 students to 36,814. These facts found in last week’s Board packets, further challenge the narrative that charters are the problem in OUSD and … Continue reading Inconvenient Truths in Oakland’s Charter School Wars
Sigue abajo para leerlo en español Mirella Rangel grew up in the Bay Area and in Mexico and began doing community organizing for educational justice while studying biology at the University of California at Berkeley. She is an Oaklander and Xicana mother working for a more just, loving, and sustainable world. Follow her on Twitter: … Continue reading Beyond Sanctuary Schools. Más Allá De Las Escuelas Santuarios.
If you haven’t seen Informing Equity: Student Need, Spending and Resource Use in Oakland’s Public Schools, you should. It is a critical first step in understanding what is happening in the difference public education sectors in Oakland and across the range of schools. I will excerpt the reports own big takeaways, but there are two critical … Continue reading 2 Big Takeaways in the Latest Charter and District Comparisons in Oakland
Rather than asking why so many families attend charters or even more pay for private school in Oakland, there is a misguided effort at a charter moratorium. This is not only illegal, it’s counterproductive—which makes it stupid. Case in point: Unnamed Charter School, a school soundly denied by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), was … Continue reading A Charter School “Moratorium” in Oakland Would Be Wrong, Illegal and Stupid