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Oakland Teachers and Parents Rally for New Contract, Better Pay

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Parents and teachers from Oakland Unified School District held a march on Tuesday demanding an increase in teacher pay and a reduction in class size. During the contract negotiations, some teachers have adopted a labor tactic known as "work-to-rule": working only the hours stipulated in their contract, and nothing more. We'll discuss the ongoing dispute and the impact of the "work-to-rule" practice on classrooms.


Jill Tucker, education writer for The San Francisco Chronicle

Trish Gorham, president, Oakland Education Association, the local branch of the California Teachers Association

Troy Flint, spokesperson, Oakland Unified School District