The Oakland Unified School District is facing community criticism for making cuts to sports programs that disproportionately affected female students. Although donors have stepped in to help restore some of the programs, the abrupt cuts -- which may have violated Title IX -- reflect a much larger budget shortfall. OUSD anticipates deficits of almost $80 million over the next three years. We'll discuss the district’s effort to remain solvent while still serving students.
Oakland Unified's Cuts Indicative of Larger Budget Crisis
Female High School Teacher Teaching Class (Getty Images)
Theresa Harrington, education reporter, EdSource
Vanessa Rancaño, education reporter, The California Report
John Sasaki, Director of Communications, Oakland Unified School District