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Teaching Obama: in classrooms, lesson is vast

on December 4, 2008

audio slideshow by ANNA BLOOM

What happens inside a racially-mixed classroom when an African-American is named United States President-elect for the first time in history?

In the hallways, in courtyards and after school, students and teachers from Oakland and Berkeley reflect on how the lessons of the 2008 presidential election will live on.

At Claremont Middle School, Jessie Thaler’s 8th Graders responded to the 2008 Election on their class blog. Visit

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