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3.12.10 Letters from NUMMI, $$ for voter education

on March 12, 2010

Letters from the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) CEO to local autoworkders have only amplified uncertainty amongst workers regarding their future once the NUMMI auto factory closes. The auto factory is a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota Motor.

Oakland City Council members Ignacio De La Fuente and Rebecca Kaplan have proposed redirecting $225,000 earmarked for public campaign financing to educate voters on Oakland’s new run-off voting system.

The California Board of Education has listed 18 Bay Area schools on their lowest performing list and putting those schools in line for significant sanctions.  The list includes 188 schools that scored in the bottom 5 percent on standardized tests during the past three years and failed to make adequate improvement. Also, check out O.N.’s coverage of the response of some of those schools at Wednesday’s OUSD school board meeting.

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