The Yearslong Movement To Get Police Out Of Oakland's Public Schools

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Jessica Black from the Black Organizing Project speaks to demonstrators at a protest against police violence in Oakland on June 3, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

Oakland Unified is the only school district in Alameda County with its own police force. And for nearly a decade, activists with the Black Organizing Project have tried to get police out of Oakland's public schools.

It hasn't happened. But now, with more calls nationally to defund the police, supporters are raising the issue with OUSD's school board once again.

Guest: Ashley McBride, education equity reporter at The Oaklandside