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Oakland Education Association To Rally And March For A Contract
Date Tuesday April 24
Time 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorOEA
Location Details
Lake Merritt Amphitheater and march to the offices of the Oakland Unified School District at 1000 Broadway.
4/24 Oakland Education Association To Rally And March For A Contract

“We need smaller class sizes and caseloads so we can give students more 1:1 attention. We need more resources for our most vulnerable students, and we need fair pay in order to attract and retain great teachers for our kids. OUSD must re-prioritize the budget in order to give our students the schools they deserve.”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:00PM - 6:00PM:

Oakland educators, parents, and community will rally at Lake Merritt Amphitheater and march to the offices of the Oakland Unified School District at 1000 Broadway.

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oakland Teachers have been working without a contract since July 1, 2017. As a follow up to the Work to Contract Week of March 26 - March 29, there will be a community march to demand that OUSD put real proposals on the table in order to settle the contract with the members of the Oakland Education Association.

OAKLAND –​ Oakland educators have been working without a contract since July 1, 2017. The district has not demonstrated that settling the contract is a priority.

OUSD is losing educators to surrounding districts every year. Uncertainty about a contract will increase those numbers. Students deserve more support than overcrowded classrooms and high caseloads can provide. With increased revenue from the state of at least $20 million dollars in ongoing money and $8 million in one time money, it’s time for OUSD to bring real proposals to the table in order to settle this contract.

Trish Gorham, President, Oakland Education Association, “OEA members put students at the center of everything we do, every day. When we witness money being misspent on high administrative salaries and budget mistakes paid for with cuts to workers and students we feel justified in questioning OUSD budget priorities.”

Bethany Meyer, Special Education Teacher, Piedmont Avenue Elementary, “We need smaller class sizes and caseloads so we can give students more 1:1 attention. We need more resources for our most vulnerable students, and we need fair pay in order to attract and retain great teachers for our kids. OUSD must re-prioritize the budget in order to give our students the schools they deserve.”

Deirdre Snyder, Spanish Teacher, Oakland Technical High School, “Democracy depends on our public education system. We need to fund our children’s future.”

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​The Oakland Education Association is affiliated with the 325,000-member California Teachers Association and the 3 million-member National Education Association.



Unite for Oakland Kids!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1992437647686611/?active_tab=about

We are negotiating to prioritize STUDENT LEARNING over wasteful bloat in OUSD.

Oakland Teachers need a FAIR CONTRACT NOW. We are demanding SMALLER CLASS SIZE and FAIR COMPENSATION and the District has disrespected us over and over by offering us almost nothing.

On April 24th, we will show the District that Students, Families and Teachers are UNITED behind PUTTING STUDENTS AT THE CENTER! In order to provide the highest quality education, we need SMALLER CLASS SIZE and CASE LOADS! In order to have teachers stay in Oakland, we need FAIR COMPENSATION!

Teachers and Families have mobilized in West Virginia and Oklahoma! This is our turn, come out on April 24th!

#OEAContractNow
#StudentsAtTheCenter
#SmallerClassSize
#FairPay
#Equity
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