Access Denied Ep. 6: Rural America Has a Serious Internet Access Problem (ft. Garris Stroud and Christina Trosper)

Internet is not a luxury, it is a necessity, and should be a right. This is not a Blue or Red or rural or urban issue, its a universal problem that should bring us together to create a level playing field, incredible interview with some good troublemakers from Kentucky, please watch, share and get involved


“We will not excuse those who choose to participate in such heinous activity”; When they Threaten Our Superintendent, The Oakland NAACP Stands Up

So, the largely White union is going to march on the Black Superintendent’s house.  Not sure if they will have tiki torches or avocado toast.  But the intent is the same, to intimidate.  And the optics, ugh.  You would think in this WOKE time, these folks would have better sense.  Seriously…No seriously.    Everyone has…


When Home is Not Safe, Why Some Children Need a Brick and Mortar School

The most terrifying and dangerous experiences I had as a child were at home.  I am not alone.  My mother battled demons, and heard voices, including those telling her to kill her child.  An innocent game of hide and seek turned into a terrifying game of hide or die.  And I hid for hours in…


Should OUSD take the Green and Social Bond Pledge?

This election, OUSD is placing a $735 million construction bond measure on the November ballot.  While the investment is sorely needed, will voters hold their noses, swallow hard and trust the district to not waste all that money, after years of overspending from an organization that lacks an overarching building strategy and has suffered “a…


The Geography of Opportunity in Oakland; The Digital Divide Edition

The past is not dead, in fact it is not even past, to misquote Faulkner.  The specters of racially exclusive policies still weigh heavily on Oakland’s underserved families.  From asthma rates, to environmental stress, to attendance, to school quality, and now even internet access, for the 25,000 students that need support.  We can trace our…