Thankfully the Oakland teachers’ strike is over and kids and teachers are back in buildings. This was a painful time in Oakland for many of us and there is still healing that needs to happen. There are both tangible and intangible costs to this all—and while we can calculate the lost revenue to OUSD, lost salary to teachers, and lost learning to students, we may not be able to quantify the costs to the community so easily. Here we carry the voices of those involved and affected, students, educators, community and the district and union.
You can see the total costs in lost revenue, lost pay, lost instruction, and also hear directly from community members, please take a look at our strike Wrap up on the State of Black Education Page.
Let’s learn from this.
What do you think?