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War On Public Education, Oakland OEA Teachers Speak Out On School Closures, Privatization

by Labor Video Project
Two teachers spoke out about Oakland public school closures, privatization, the Parker Elementary School occupation and the role of the OEA/CTA leadership in their struggle.
During a solidarity event for the Oakland Parker elementary school occupation and liberation school on May 28, 2022, OUSD OEA teachers Gregorio Guiterrez and Shane about the closures of schools, charters, privatization and the role of the OEA/CTA leadership.

This interview was done on 5/28/22

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§Oakland Teachers Face Low Pay While Public Schools Close
by Labor Video Project
The Oakland Unified School District is closing public schools in the working class Black and Brown communities while expanding and opening up new charters. At the same time the CTA is refusing to bring together all teachers in California that face privatization and union busting by FCMAT and the privatizers who are destroying public education.
§Stop School Closures
by Labor Video Project
Students and parents protesting public school closures in Oakland at a rally called for by the Schools & Labor Againist Privatization SLAP.
§Fight For Public Schools
by Labor Video Project
Public schools are under attack in California at the same time there is a $97 billion dollar surplus. The CTA and CFT are refusing to mobilize their members that there be full funding of public education and an end to public school closures. They also refuse to demand the abolishment of FCMAT which is being used to push budget cuts and school privatization while allowing the expansion of charters and further privatization of public education.
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