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Oakland’s Teachers Are On Strike, Again

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Staff and supporters from Skyline High School in Oakland organize along Skyline Boulevard during a strike as they call for a fair contract from the Oakland Unified School District on May 4, 2023. (Aryk Copley)

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.

Guests:

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<br />

Samia Khattab, school librarian, Franklin Elementary<br /> <br />

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<br />

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