Oakland Schools Crisis 2011
On May 3rd, 2,000 Oakland students, parents, teachers and school staff rallied at Cesar Chavez School Auditorium to protest the State's attempt to enforce $25 Million in wrongful fines and charges on Oakland's public schools. Oakland schools are fighting $25 million in unfair fines and charges that the State is trying to levy on the District for decisions and actions of the State's own appointed Administrator while local schools were under State management from 2003 to 2009. Parents are calling the fines outrageous and unfair, as the fines were incurred by the State itself.
"Our students are paying for errors made by the State when our local schools were completely under the State's management and control," said Lillian Lopez, a parent and OCO leader. "Justice demands that kids shouldn't have to pay for adult mistakes, particularly when the State was in charge. Don't leave our kids holding the bag!"
Listen to the stories of Oakland parents, teachers, students, and staff.
For more information, visit www.oaklandcommunity.org/news?id=0013