Oakland High, Middle, and Elementary Schools that Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores- Deadline to Apply is 2/8

Black children in Oakland attend the lowest performing schools, and given more school closures, it is essential that we find and apply to the best schools for our children.  You only have until February 8th to submit applications.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this statistic 1% … Continue reading Oakland High, Middle, and Elementary Schools that Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores- Deadline to Apply is 2/8


Public Middle Schools the Oakland’s Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores

Black children in Oakland attend the lowest performing schools, and given more school closures, it is essential that we find and apply to the best schools for our children.  You only have until February 8th to submit applications.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this … Continue reading Public Middle Schools the Oakland’s Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores


Elementary Schools for Black Families to Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores, and Why 99% of Black Parents Should Look

Black children in Oakland attend the lowest performing schools.  And given more school closures, it is essential that we find and apply to the best schools for our children before the February 8th application deadline.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this statistic, 1% of Black … Continue reading Elementary Schools for Black Families to Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores, and Why 99% of Black Parents Should Look


If You’re Black and Low-Income in Oakland, You Have to Fight for the Right to a Good School

(A guest post from Tenisa Lyles is a single mother of three children, living in deep East Oakland. She was one of the founding members of The Oakland REACH, a parent-led group focused on making the powerless parent powerful.) Every family should have the right to a good school for their kids. But it turns out … Continue reading If You’re Black and Low-Income in Oakland, You Have to Fight for the Right to a Good School


The Pitiful Options for Black Families in Oakland and What We Can Do

If you are a Black child in Oakland you have a snowball’s chance in hell of attending a high performing school that is making progress.  A 1% chance according to the latest data from Oakland Achieves when it comes to math.  I am not joking.  And even worse about 2/3rds of our children are in … Continue reading The Pitiful Options for Black Families in Oakland and What We Can Do