“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”
– Robert F. Kennedy
Oakland education has a deep, rich history that has been well documented in the local and national media.
We compiled a collection of some of the most significant moments of our past, including:
- Oakland’s financial history
- Oakland’s financial health
- Oakland’s place in school reform
- Oakland’s history of state receivership
- Our hope is that you will read these and become familiar with the history and take action by using the past to help guide the future.