Forum on the Road: How Families are Dealing with the Oakland Teachers Strike

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Outside the front of Oakland Technical High School are signs that read "Kids Deserve Better" and "Consultants Don't Teach", which were used for the Oakland student walkout on Friday Feb. 8, 2019.  (Lindsey Moore/KQED)

While Oakland teachers are on strike, parents choosing to not cross the picket line need alternative options for their kids. Parent groups, community centers and religious organizations are offering alternative educational and recreational spaces for children to spend school hours. And it may be an ideal time to visit one of Oakland’s museum or take in a $1 show at Grand Lake Theater. In this segment will discuss options available to families, include sending their kids to school, all of which will remain open. Tell us: what is your family's plan to deal with the strike?

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Not Crossing the Picket Line? Here's What Some Oakland Parents Are Doing With Their Kids During the Strike


Julia McEvoy, senior editor, KQED News

Pecolia Manigo, parent of kids in Oakland public schools; executive director, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network

Kelly McKinley, deputy director, Oakland Museum of California

Alejandra Gonzales, parent of students at Greenleaf Elementary School