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Oakland Is in the Sights of the "Destroy Public Education" Crowd, Who Control the Board Jjane Nyland & Diane ravitch

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'The Walton-bought board has recently closed 2 schools,  Oakland’s portfolio model, which was supposed to close “low performing” schools (nearly all  were privatized into charters), has now morphed into the Citywide plan with no school safe from closure. Kaiser was an exemplary model for a popular, well-supported, diverse neighborhood public school that attracted families both within and outside its boundaries and had steady enrollment .  It’s  closure (and planned consolidation with Sankofa, a struggling elementary school several miles away with a freeway in between) means that the beautiful piece of property where Kaiser is located will either be sold or given to a charter. Kaiser’s closure was a sacrifice, a political pawn to show that the school board can be “bold” and not just close schools in high-needs neighborhoods. 'Look at us, we can close anything, and we will!''

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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