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Thu Jun 14 2012 (Updated 06/17/12)Sit-in Protest To Reverse Closures of Oakland Public Schools
Thu Jun 14 2012 (Updated 06/17/12)Oakland Parents and Teachers Say, "We’re Keeping the Schools Open the Last Way Left to Us"
At the end of this school year, the Oakland Unified School District plans to close five public elementary schools and hand children’s school buildings over to private charter schools and district administration offices. Hundreds of the displaced students have been placed by the district in elementary schools that are 10 miles away, and the school district has offered no guarantee that transportation will be provided for families. In response, Oakland Parents and Teachers are sitting-in to keep neighborhood schools open.
On June 15th, after the last day of school, Oakland parents and teachers will sit in at Lakeview Elementary demanding that the district keep all neighborhood schools open. The district has not listened to lawsuits, pleas from parents and teachers, or protests. Supporters write: "We know the money exists, but still they insist on closing flatland schools serving predominantly black and brown children. We say no more excuses! We’re keeping the schools open the last way left to us, by sitting-in. But we cannot do this alone. We need your support! Demand the district and the politicians give us full funding for quality education in neighborhood public schools. Join the fight for our kids’ futures!"
Demands include: keeping all five schools open; stopping attacks on teachers and school workers; refusing to pay the school system debt to the state; and fully funding quality public education for all children.
Read More Event Details | Parents and Teachers Sit-in at Lakeview Elementary To Stop School Closures | Photos
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