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A leader from the LA strike offers a primer for Oakland teachers. Here’s how to unite Oakland, crush the billionaire privatizers, and win a beautiful public education system for all students
OUSD sparked outrage this last week when they tried to hire scab teachers–for more than twice what they pay regular subs. Quick action by teachers shut down the district’s strikebreaking plans.
Theo and Lauren, two 17-year-old organizers behind today’s mass student walkout and march, tell us why they support unionized teachers, how they worked to build a more diverse movement, and why Sacramento is their next target.
The Oakland City Council will vote Tuesday, February 5 on a resolution supporting the demands of the Oakland teachers’ union.
Facing the closure of their school, only 14% of Roots students came to class today. The rest are staying home to teach OUSD a lesson, and to flex their power ahead of the upcoming teachers’ strike.
Students from preschool through adult ed deserve a rich, humane, and publicly-funded education. Education workers from daycare through universities must band together in a united movement to tax the rich and fund all our schools.
Students at Roots Academy are fighting to save their school community. When Chicago schools were under attack, one student who joined the struggle learned a political lesson that that still shapes her life.
On Wednesday night, the Oakland school board – many of whom are bought and paid for by charter school orgs and the billionaires that fund them – thought they were going to vote to close Roots elementary. Instead, students, parents, and teachers showed them what power looks like.
Ariela Rothstein with California Educators Rising sees a horizon in the RedForEd movement that’s bigger than classrooms and school districts. But to get there, we have to fight cuts and closures and organize hard around essential contract demands.