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Oakland teachers prepare to strike on Thursday

on February 18, 2019

Galvanized by the teacher strikes in Los Angeles and Denver, now Oakland teachers are preparing for their own. As they gathered to create picket signs last week and to protest the Oakland Unified School District’s hiring of substitute staff in case a strike occurs, teachers shared their reasons for planning to walk the picket line. The strike is currently expected to begin on Thursday, February 21.


  1. […] can listen to an audio piece here of teachers describing their reasons for going on strike as they prepared their picket signs last […]

  2. […] voted to strike for higher pay, smaller classes, and a moratorium on school closures, galvanized by similar strikes in Los Angeles and Denver. Smaller protests also erupted at school board meetings over proposed school closures, like the one […]

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