Oakland teachers start their picket lines on Thursday after months of failed negotiations with the Oakland Unified School District. The teacher's union is asking for a 12 percent pay increase and smaller class sizes. The district says they're too financially strapped to meet the demands. Forum broadcasts from Oakland on the first day of the teacher's strike and we'll hear from the school board, the union, teachers and parents about what's next for Oakland schools.
Forum on the Road: Oakland Teachers Strike Begins
Vanessa Rancaño, education reporter, The California Report
Peter Van Tassel, principal, Cleveland Elementary School
Megan Bumpus, executive board member, Oakland Education Association; teacher, Reach Academy
Aimee Eng, president, Oakland School Board
Theresa Harrington, reporter, EdSource