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Oakland 2019 Teachers Contract Fight, The OEA, CTA, Charters & Privatization
by Labor Video Project
Sunday Jan 6th, 2019 2:42 PM
An educational panel was held on January 5, 2019 about the likely strike of Oakland teachers and the OEA. Panelists included Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (OEA); Michael Shane, Teacher (OEA. member), and member of Classroom Struggle; Bob Mandel, active in 1996 strike, later elected to exec-board of the OEA; Jack Gerson, OEA executive board and bargaining team member from 2007 to 2011. Video of the event: https://youtu.be/BHYee0-el4A
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On January 5, 2019, a forum was held on Oakland 2019, the Oakland teachers contract fight, the OEA, CTA, charters & privatization. Speakers included Keith Brown, President of the Oakland Education Association (OEA); Michael Shane, Teacher (OEA. member), and member of Classroom Struggle; Bob Mandel, active in 1996 strike, later elected to exec-board of the OEA; Jack Gerson, OEA executive board and bargaining team member from 2007 to 2011. Panelist discussed the role of charters and the past strikes of the OEA and the role of the CTA.

The forum was sponsored by the Peace and Freedom Party East Bay.

Additional media:

'Charter Schools Are Not Public Schools' Oakland OEA Teachers Protest 'Common Enrollment'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RjthPu4Muw&t=1s

Oakland Education Association OEA Teachers, Students & Parents March For A Contract
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2BGBRi8C-U&t=29s

Capitalism And The Attack On Public Education In California With Professor George Wright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJBof1tEfs&t=3s

The AFT, NEA And The Privatization Drive Against Public Education By Jack Gerson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-18RVbBsnas&t=2s

For more info:
https://oaklandea.org/updates/

Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
§Michael Shane, Member of the OEA and Classroom Struggle
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jan 6th, 2019 2:42 PM
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Michael Shane talked about the role of charters, co-locations and privatization of the OUSD.
§Past OEA Executive Board Member Bob Mandel
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jan 6th, 2019 2:42 PM
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Past OEA Executive Board Member Bob Mandel talked about the past lessons of strikes and the need for union democracy.
§OEA Marching Against Charters
by Labor Video Project Sunday Jan 6th, 2019 2:42 PM
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Former Oakland Mayor and past governor Jerry Brown and the billionaire charter operaters and funders have been given a free hand to rip up and destroy public education including in Oakland.

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