Who’s Afraid of Charter Schools-Survey Says-It’s White Democrats

The recent rallies and counterrallies in Sacramento around charter schools, physically mirrored what the recent national polling shows.   There, you saw parades of apparently mostly White, and certainly not majority Black and Brown teachers marching against charters, while largely Black charter families protested to keep the limited choices they have. It’s a weird juxtaposition, the…


“It’s not Just a Job, It’s a Mission, It’s a Purpose, It’s an Honor” A Look at Bunche’s Graduation

Love the work these folks are doing at Bunche and had the honor of recently meeting Principal Rhynes. Hear here story and take a look at this beautiful graduation.


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 5/26-6/3

All the news from last week, more on budget cuts, graduations are starting, a great feature on the Opportunity Ticket, looking at graduation rates, updates on the charter legislation, rats at Mack, the Supe breaks down space sharing and the law, the importance of Black teachers, tax hikes on the horizon for education? all that…


If You Are an Underserved Parent, Beware the “Bait and Wait” Fallacy

Many of us know the “bait and switch” scam, where you are promised something nice and shiny and get something janky.  Well, families need to look out for the “bait and wait” scam even more.   You can’t bait and switch us on schools, because we see the schools. We may not know all the…


A Quick Video of Mack’s Graduation from 2018, 100% Grad Rate, 97% off to College