Month: November 2019

City Awards Police 12.5 Percent Raise, Bypassing Public Input

Posted in Police-Public Safety By Ken Epstein The Oakland City Council, bypassing opportunities for public input, rushed this week…

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City Auditor Says Mayor Schaaf Misused City Money and Resources to Fund Oakland Promise

Posted in Education/Schools/Youth, Oakland Promise Investigation reveals nonprofit received free office space and over $700,000 in city funds to pay…

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Community and Developers Ask: Why Is There so Little Money in the City’s Affordable Housing Fund?

Affordable housing protest at Oakland City Hall By Ken Epstein Where have the city’s funds for affordable…

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Parents, Teachers Shut Down School Board Meeting, Protesting School Closures, Arrests

By Ken Epstein In ongoing protests, parents and teachers, including members of the Oakland Not for Sale…

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Teachers’ Union Says School District Not Honoring Labor Agreement Reached in Strike

School closures, health care coverage, student support staff are key issues By Ken Epstein The Oakland teachers’ union,…

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School Board Moves Meetings to Private Room, Excluding Public

By Ken Epstein The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), responding to ongoing parent and teacher protests against…

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Post Salon Backs Call on State Officials to Investigate and Remove FCMAT

By Ken Epstein The Oakland Post Community Assembly, along with parents and teachers in the Oakland Not…

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State Control Over the Oakland Unified School District, Neoliberalism, Austerity, School Closures and the Fiscal Crisis Management and Assistance Team (FCMAT)

Oakland’s state overseers (L to R): California Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Nick Schweizer, Trustee Chris Learned,…

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Former OUSD Supt. Antwan Wilson Overspent Budget for Administrators as Much as 100 Percent

By Ken Epstein As the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) struggles to maintain financial solvency – cutting…

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