posted Feb 22, 2011, 7:56 PM by Rori Abernethy
updated Jun 7, 2011, 11:09 PM
Are You Going to
In a meeting Friday with
Superintendent Tony Smith, employee union leaders, some principals, OUSD
staff, and others, it was decided to change the date of the OUSD
mobilization to Sacramento from March 2 to March 14. Some of the
1) No other districts appear to be going up on the 2nd --
they're doing local actions that day
2) On March 14 community
colleges are rallying in Sacramento so we'll be there with other
3) March 2 is the 4th and 7th grade writing test --
principals were hearing concerns raised.
4) It gives us more time to
find out exactly who wants to go, get coverage, arrange transportation.
ALL of us can take part in local March 2 actions (morning picketing,
disaster drills, lessons on the budget crisis, afternoon budget forum,
You can take a personal day March 14 --
some schools are calling it a field trip and taking their entire
staffs, parents and students to Sacramento. We need an accurate count of
who's planning to go -- if other members at your site don't get the OEA survey, have them send their non-OUSD email firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered in the
The lesson of the day is... stay flexible! Things are changing moment to moment -- just look at Wisconsin. The important thing is to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear.
Oakland Education Association
Toni Morozumi's Poem
The Cat in
the Hat and Old Geisel himself
would be pleased as Horton to see books
off the shelf
to celebrate Birthdays and Reading and such
important than than, more important-- much, much--
folks stand together, like the Whos, shoulder to shoulder
louder, pissed-offer, and stronger and bolder
in defense of our
schools and our kids' education
and declare We're the Wealthiest of
States - among Nations!
Top Spending for Prisons! 48th for our
It's time to make changes to ridiculous rules!
oilers, the polluters and the corporate wealthy
Spend the money to make
our kids' futures look healthy.
Time to confront the gov'ner, the Lorax,
Fight for the rights of our collegers and pre-schoolers.
all that we've HAD it with public school sadness
We're together to oppose
this cut-to-bones madness!
Parents, students, administrators,
Pack the buses, the highways, the aisles
and the bleachers!
Be seen and heard March 14!!
Rally in Sacramento
More details to follow.