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…


The Debt Oakland Owes McClymonds and How We Can Start Paying it Off

Where we put out money is a statement of our priorities.  And no community in the East Bay has paid a higher cost of progress than West Oakland.  While the region and State’s commerce flows over and through it, from the Port, to BART, to the highways that connect the suburbs with jobs.  West Oakland…


What’s Really Wrong with Closing Schools and How the “Opportunity Ticket” Fixes It

Closing schools balances the district’s budget woes on the backs of the already most underserved parents.  The reality of closings is that it does nothing for those parents who have been dis-served and will be displaced.  Typically, they attend an equally low-performing school that is further away and/or less familiar.  And while the district may…


Why We Need to Talk About the State of Black Education in Oakland

It’s a mistake to say the education system is failing, at least in regards to Black students.  It is not a coincidence that by most measures Black students are being left behind.  And if it were only Oakland that would be one thing, but it is literally the same everywhere 200 million test scores were…


The Oakland Education Week in Review- 4/13/18

All the Oakland education news and beyond- this week, Cleveland is honored, bad news for the OUSD budget, some great events around equity and the State of Black Education, reflections  on the enrollment successes and challenges, looking forward to a conversation with the NAACP, Oakland SOL digs deep in community, STEM disparities, many stories on…