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Op-Ed: Hits and Misses in the New York Times Article on...

By Dirk Tillotson   Oakland was showcased in the recent Times article, “Oakland District at the Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools.”     And while I appreciate...

Are Oakland Public Schools Being Displaced by Local Charters?

Oakland teachers, parents and students who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their schools are increasingly finding themselves in conflict with a school district...

Mayor Speaks at Fundraiser to Support Pro-Charter School Board Candidates

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were keynote speakers this week at a $250-a-person election fundraiser for Great Oakland...

New York Times Looks at National Significance of Oakland’s Fight Over...

A front-page article published recently in the New York Times examines the battle in Oakland over the growing power of corporate-backed charter schools, which...

District Removes Popular Principal and Will “Co-locate” Charter School at Westlake

Westlake Middle School students, parents and teachers are angry and confused after learning in the past week that the district has decided to “co-locate”...

Opinion: “Common Enrollment” Is a Misfit for the Problems That Plague...

By Roseann Torres   As a Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Board of Education member for the past three years representing District 5, I have remained...

Charter School Teachers Fired

Two whistleblowing teachers at the Oakland Charter Academy, part of the Amethod Public Schools network, are alleging that they were fired without notice on...

OP-ED: Charter Schools are not the Answer to Oakland’s Public School...

By Dan Siegel The debate over charter schools is waged on misleading and superficial grounds. According to the dominant narrative, the charter school discussion pits...

OP-ED: Castlemont, Fremont, and McClymonds Don’t Need to be Charters

By Jumoke Hinton Hodge, District 3 Oakland School Board Member The Oakland Post headline was shocking to say the least. There is nothing written...

McClymonds Community Speaks Out on OUSD Redesign

Concerned about the future of their local neighborhood school, parents, teachers, and alumni of McClymonds High School showed up at a community meeting Tuesday...
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