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|Oakland Teacher Strike!|
|Date||Thursday April 29|
|Time||6:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
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|Join the pickets at your Oakland neighborhood public school from 6.00-11.00am. March to the nearest BART at 11.00 and rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland at 12.00 noon. Picket all day at the Oakland Unified School District administration building at 1025 2nd Ave (@ 10th St), Oakland.|
Rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 12.00 noon!!Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 16th, 2010 12:24 AM
We are tired of the mismanagement of the Oakland Unified School District. A few years back, we were put under state control due to bankruptcy, and the state ran the district even further into debt. Now the district is back into 'local control,' but our students continue to suffer from lack of resources. We are told the funding problem lies at the state and federal level, but we know that is not the truth.
The budget is a disaster. Our teachers and support staff are being laid off and our Adult Education programs are severely threatened by next year's budget cuts. The district favors paying for top-heavy administration and private contracts over classroom size reduction and equitable academic programs for our students. Our school facilities are crumbling. The district is violating the California Education Code by allocating on 45% of the budget to compensation for classroom teachers and aids, rather than the 55% required by law.
Join us as the union shows its strength to demand improved learning conditions for our students! We will not take 'the recession' as an excuse! The money is there for all of our demands; we've seen the budget! It's a matter of making our students the priority!