AMPS Discrimination Complaint Against WCCUSD Filed

Contact: Luis Romo, AMPS (Amethod Public Schools), 510-436-0173 [email protected]  AMPS press release The AMPS charter school system files legal complaint against West Contra Costa Unified School District The charter school system alleges that the West Contra Costa Unified School District was biased and explicitly discriminatory to Latino families.  Richmond, CA – May 4, 2020 –…


What the F is Happening at Frick? And Why Aren’t We Doing Anything–The Real Conspiracy

I know you all love conspiracies.  I got one.  It goes back hundreds of years and involves the most powerful interests in the country.  And whether they know it or not, most people are actively or tacitly involved.  And you can see the strange fruits of it everywhere.  Don’t believe me?  Look down the street…


Are Oakland High School Graduates Going to College? Here’s the Latest and Greatest Data.

A guest post from our partners at the CORE Collaborative, we always welcome guest writers. Up until recently this was not an easy question to answer for a city in California (several other states make this data publicly available). The data has been available to individual schools and districts who seek it out, but the…


Charter Schools Are Public Schools and the Latest Transparency Laws Will Make All of Them Act Like It

Charter schools are public schools by law in California, and the new laws signed by governor Newsom around charter school transparency will make all of them act like it.  This is welcomed by many of us. After banning for profit charters last year, it is another important step in updating the charter law here.  Granted,…


Oakland High Schools that Qualify Black and Latinx Students for College- Parents Need to Apply by February 8th

Oakland has high schools where just over 11% of Black students and 18% of Latinx students graduated with the A-G requirements and other schools where over 90% of students did.  Numbers aren’t everything, but when it means graduating with the ability to apply to state schools as the A-G courses do, they mean a lot. …