The strike by over 3,300 Oakland, California teachers begins its third day today. The struggle has won widespread support within the working class of Oakland and across the Bay Area. It is the latest expression of the growth of the class struggle within the United States and internationally.
There is strong sentiment in Oakland, throughout California and across the country for a united fight by teachers and other sections of the working class in defense of public education. In states that saw strikes last year, including Oklahoma and Arizona, teachers are raising the demand for a renewed struggle.