OUSD’s Enrollment Pilots Seem to Be Working, Now We Need Fundamental Changes

While most criticize school segregation in principle, very few fight it in practice.  Our enrollment rules were designed and still operate to separate children into separate and unequal schools.   This will be the topic of our first in a series of webinars, “Desegregate Oakland Schools Now?” please join us 7/21 at 10 Pacific.   And…


Keep Oakland Segregated? – Join SoBEO & Integrate Oakland Schools this Wednesday.

This Wednesday 7/21 at 11 AM PST, Integrate Oakland Schools and State of Black Education- Oakland (SoBEO) will be hosting part 1 of a webinar series on the history of school segregation in Oakland and where we are now. The conversation will explore enrollment rules, integration and the search for racial equity in OUSD. It…


Open Charter School Seats for 2021/2022 School Year. (Week of 7/12)

Looking to enroll your child for the next school year (2021-2022)? There are still many great choices in both the district and charters schools. Find the right place for your child and apply. Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Note: Different schools sometimes show results for certain groups of children so please check the data. schools…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (6/28 – 7/12)

These past two weeks, we covered and followed Oakland Black Cultural Zone, OUSD properties, racial backlash, homeschooling and remote independent study, early education challenges, and spotlighted an incredible recent high school grad. Here’s our Oakland Ed week in review: California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain. School on her phone, working for her…


Who is Trying to Kill Oakland Unified’s Black Cultural Zone Affordable Housing Project, and How that Hurts Black Families, Staff, and the Community

OUSD has got to be the worlds stupidest landlord.   It is the city’s 2nd largest landowner, sitting on a half dozen unused building and 50 undeveloped acres, and dozens of half empty buildings.  Meanwhile it can hardly meet it’s own bills, its staff and families are being pushed out of Oakland, and it literally does…