OUSD’s Dirty Little Secret on High School Graduation Rates, and How We Fix it

We have heard a lot about OUSD increasing graduation rates over the last several years, particularly for Black and Brown students.  But when you look harder at the numbers, the shine quickly comes off.  4 years ago, 683 Black students entered OUSD’s 9th grade, 4 years later only 206 of those students met the UC/CSU…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (Week of 7/17 -7/24)

Last week was the launch of State of Black Education – Oakland’s “Keep Oakland Schools Segregated Series” that spoke to racial equity within OUSD, the history of redlining, integration and where we from there. Great School Voices also covered OUSH enrollment pilots and an SF Chronicle opinion piece on Bay Area school segregation. OUSD’s Dirty…


Desegregate Oakland Now? History and Data You Need to Know, and Questions WE Need to Answer

In 1871 Isaac Flood petitioned the Oakland School Board to admit Black students, they won.  Yet Oakland still has segregated, separate, and unequal schools.  Our recent podcast “Desegregate Oakland Schools Now?” took on these questions and more.  Please take a look. It was a walkthrough of history, from Dr. Gary Yee and Dr. Brian Stanley…


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…