San Antonio Park
1701 E.19th St
No Worries Food Truck will be there from 3pm-5pm
Join Oakland teachers, students and families to March for the Schools Oakland Students Deserve.
3:00 Family-friendly activities at San Antonio Park (face painting, music, sign making)
4:30 March to OUSD headquarters (1000 Broadway)
We march for:
-- A better contract for students and teachers - Class size matters! Invest in teachers to stay in Oakland!
-- Keep Public Schools Public - No school closures and charter conversions!
-- Smaller Caseloads for Special Education – Special Education students deserve high quality education & individualized attention!
-- Money for school sites not upper admin! Send funding to school sites--more teachers, aides, counselors, staff, and supplies.
-- Counselors not Cops!!! - With just the money OUSD is spending on school police, the district could place a full-time restorative justice counselor in every school
Organizations endorsing so far: Work2Rule schools, Classroom Struggle, OUSD Parents United, OEA Special Ed Caucus, Bilingual Educators for Social Transformation (Dept. of Elementary Education, SFSU), Urban Education and Social Justice Program at University of San Francisco, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), 67 Sueños, Wellstone Democratic Club, Oakland Alliance, OSEA- SEIU Local 1021, OEA Rep Council, Graduate Students de la Raza at UC Berkeley, People's Education Movement, Bay Area, UC Berkeley Student Workers Union - UAW 2865
Schools participating so far: Montera, Melrose, Montclair, CCPA, Oakland Tech, MLK, Joaquin Miller, Manzanita SEED, Crocker Highland, Edna Brewer, Sojourner Truth, Castlemont, ICS, Metwest, Cleveland, Oakland High, Carl Munck, La Escuelita, Laurel, Bella Vista, Hillcrest, Manzanita Community, Glenview, Franklin, Sequoia, Emerson
Post on the event wall or message the group if you are interested in helping to plan the March! Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More on the Issues we are Marching for:
A better contract for students and teachers - Teachers working conditions are students learning conditions - Class size matters! Invest in teachers to stay in Oakland - we need experienced teachers not teacher turnover!
Keep Public Schools Public - PUBLIC EDUCATION is a CIVIL RIGHT! No school closures and charter conversations! We want bottom-up transformation not top-down turnarounds.
Hard Caps for Special Education – Special Education students deserve high quality education & individualized attention! - End the high caseloads, ensure all students get the support they need!
Money for school sites not upper admin! Send funding to school sites--more teachers, aides, counselors, staff, and supplies. While schools are facing budget cuts, class sizes are well above state guidelines, and teachers are the lowest paid in the region, our superintendent is making $280,000 a year and hiring a slew of new upper administrators all who make over $150,000.
Counselors not Cops!!! - Despite the fact that our district has a commitment to restorative justice practices, the new superintendent has been hiring MORE police officers, with plans to more than double the police department. Meanwhile our academic counselor to student ratio is 700:1. With just the money OUSD is spending on school police, the district could place a full-time restorative justice counselor in every school