Academics at Mack Are Back

Sep 4, 2015

Posted in CommentaryEducation/Schools/Youth

By Ben Tapscott

Ben Tapscott

McClymonds High school has reestablished educational equity byoffering the same courses as other high schools in Oakland.

The New McClymonds Committee has fought for the past five years to correct the disparities.

The curriculum of the “School of Champions” has been restored to the high standard of the early days. West Oakland parents, alums and Mack supporters should be proud of their accomplishments. We are proud that we can finally announce that we are back academically.

The school now has advanced placement (A.P.) courses to better prepare students for college.

I am requesting that parents and guardians consider placing their children at McClymonds High this year. I would like to see an increase of 200 new students this school year.

I want to commend the New McClymonds Committee, which was formed on Oct. 20, 2011. You “fought the fight,” and you won.

This year, we formed a West Oakland Educational Committee, May 30, 2015, to improve education for all the children in Wes Oakland. These two committees will meet the third Thursday of each month at McClymonds at 6 p.m.

All are invited.