There is lots of information out there to read and consider, this is where we put it!
Kirp, David L. “How to Fix the Country’s Failing Schools. And How Not To.” New York Times, 1/9/2016
Tsai, Joyce “Oakland’s ‘common enrollment’ proposal fans the flames of great charter school debate” Oakland Tribune, 1/10/16.
“Community Objects to Privately-Funded OUSD Enrollment Reform,” Post News Group, 12/4/15.
“Charter School Advocates Push Enrollment Shift in Oakland,” San Francisco Chronicle, 12/1/15.
“School Board Considers Options for Proposed Enrollment Policy,” Oakland North, 12/3/15.
“Debate Grows Over OUSD Common Enrollment Proposal,” Post News Group, 11/27/15.
“Teachers Say Common Enrollment Would Funnel More Students to Charters,” Post News Group, 11/20/15.
From Boston: “Walsh Taking Heat Over School Agenda,” Boston Globe, 12/4/15.
From Boston: Public School Mama on “The Demands of Phantoms,” Blog post on the similarities between Boston and Oakland.
From Newark: “Cami’s Newark Enrollment Plan Collapses in the Heat,” Blog post on the failures of Common Enrollment in Newark.
From Denver: CRPE Report “An Evaluation of Denver’s School Choice Process 2012-2014”
Epstein, Ken Jackson gets $30,000 a Month to Replace White’s $13,000, Post News Group, 3/20/2015
Levin, Sam Charters Will Not Take Over Struggling Oakland Public Schools, East Bay Express, 3/13/2015
FAQs and more on Article 12, Classroom Struggle, 3/2/2015
Siegel, Dan OP-ED: Charter Schools are not the Answer to Oakland’s Public School Crisis, Post News Group, 3/2/2015
School District Leaders Earn Top Pay, Post News Group, 2/27/2015
Petition started by OUSD parent: Jody London: Substantially Raise OUSD Teacher Wages
Moyer, J.D. OUSD Teacher Contract Negotiations (and Cronyism at the Top?) blog post, Feb 13, 2015
Epstein, Ken “Debate Heats Up Over Five Oakland Schools – Superintendent Walks Out of Board Meeting” Post News Group, 2/13/2015
Opinion about Administrative costs: “Antwan Wilson’s Idea of Cutting Administration: Pad the Top, Chop From the Bottom” Classroom Struggle, 2/11/2015
Teacher Perspective on Article 12 and the “privatization” of schools: “Connecting the dots between Antwan Wilson’s push for Privatization & OUSD’s focus on Article 12 at the Bargaining Table” Classroom Struggle, 1/17/2015
FAQs about Local Control Funding Formula in California: http://edsource.org/wp-content/publications/10-questions.pdf