A Tale of Two Schools; A SoBEO Rant Podcast on Opportunity Hoarding and the Real Opportunity in the Sankofa-Kaiser Merger with Dr. Brian Stanley

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Brian Stanley, former ED of the Oakland Public Education Fund. He’s an amazing guy and also an Kaiser (OUSD) parent. Recently, he wrote an electric piece detailing the racial issues that have emerged in the merger. Well, in the midst of the stir-up, Dr. Stanley sat down…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 9/9-9/15

Last week, many views on the Sankofa/Kaiser merger and the role of race, fiscal updates from OUSD, Salesforce grants to OUSD, ending willful defiance suspensions, all that and much more. Please read share and get involved. Oakland: Dr. Stanley & Dr. Cole Discuss Race in Oakland Education Community on edge after rope resembling a noose…


The Latest from Kaiser; Kaiser Teachers “Will not Participate” in the Merger, Plus the Court Filings Looking for the Root of the Conspiracy

The Kaiser-Sankofa merger is a done deal after the board’s vote on Wednesday for a merger, but the controversy is not over.  The Kaiser teachers penned a blistering letter to the board, rejecting any cooperation with the merger. “These school closures and consolidations will not save OUSD money, since any savings would be more than…


Closing of the Books, A fiscal update from our Chief Systems and Services Officer -An OUSD Press Release

Dear OUSD Staff and Community:As we prepare for tonight’s Budget presentation to the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education, I want to share some information with you beforehand. Over the course of the year, I will provide quarterly updates to inform the community on our progress toward fiscal vitality and examine challenges we…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 9/1-9/8

Last week, some conflicting opinions on the Kaiser closure proposal, the latest on the budget process, Met West’s Ericka Huggins campus opens, an accusation of grade tampering at an OUSD high school, a look at the progress from last year, charter law and prop 13 reform, all that and much more, please read, share, and…