For those who think themselves revolutionaries, Why a Black Lives Matter sign is simply not enough

the people of Oakland— have to do more than plant a Black Lives Matter sign. “We” have to make our social justice real through concerted action. I believe that’s what it means to be from Oakland. You don’t just get to say “I’m from Oakland” and allow our children with the greatest needs to languish for decades in substandard academic condition

Let’s Do The Math, how ignoring basic math is perpetuating student failure

The easy thing for Oakland to do now is to kick the can down the road and pretend that $216 million dollars will sustain those schools that are already starving students of the math skills they need to compete in a 21st century economy. The easy thing to do is hope that things will get better after the pandemic.