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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.

Guests:

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

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