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Oakland OEA Teachers, Students and Parents Protest Closure Of Roots International Academy
by Labor Video Project
Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 10:54 PM
Hundreds of teachers, students and parents protest threatened closure of the Roots International Academy Middle School in Oakland at the Oakland Board Of Education on January 23, 2019. They also protested attack on librarians and the role of charters in destroying community public schools. Also some teachers talked about the role of the UTLA strike
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Hundreds of Oakland students, teachers and parents rallied on Wednesday January 23, 2019 to oppose the proposed closure of Roots International Academy which is a middle school in the Oakland Unifed School District. School librarians and students also protested threats that will limit access to libraries by funding changes the management an school board are pushing. The Oakland Education Association is also having a strike vote in early February and face a likely strike. Teachers, students and parents talk about the effect of school closures. They also discuss the role of charters in closing public schools while opening up charters to replace them.

They also discuss the effect of the Los Angeles UTLA strike and the issues that brought them out on strike.

Oakland 2019 Teachers Contract Fight, The OEA, CTA, Charters & Privatization
https://youtu.be/BHYee0-el4A

'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

Video:
§Fists In The Air At Oakland BOE
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 10:54 PM
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Hundreds of teachers, students and parents attended the Oakland School Board meeting to protest the threatened closure of the Roots International Academy middle school.
§Posters Strung Out
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 10:54 PM
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The fight against the closure of Roots is another example of the closure of a community public school and it's replacement by a charter.
§Parents and Students Attended The Meeting
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 10:54 PM
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Many parents and kids attended the school board meeting.
§Closures Killing Families
by Labor Video Project Wednesday Jan 23rd, 2019 10:54 PM
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Families in the community are angry about the destruction of their community schools while no public schools are closed in the rich white hills of Oakland.

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