Oakland teachers went on strike Thursday morning for the third time in just over a year. The teachers, who earn some of the lowest salaries in the region, are asking for a 23% raise, more school psychologists and smaller special education classes among other demands. We’ll talk about what the strike means for Oakland teachers, parents and its 34 thousand public school students. And we’ll discuss the challenges facing public schools across the state as many districts struggle with enrollment declines, teacher shortages and the end of pandemic funding.
Oakland’s Teachers Are On Strike, Again
Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Erin Baldassari, housing affordability reporter, KQED
Lakisha Young, founder and executive director, The Oakland Reach
Mike Hutchinson, president, Oakland Board of Education
Samia Khattab, school librarian, Franklin Elementary
Pecolia Manigo, parent of two children in Oakland public schools and co-executive director, Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network and former school board candidate