Education has been a hot topic in the news lately, with debates on the role of teacher as protector and teacher as union member, in addition to some promising news from the governor for school funding in California.
In this issue, you’ll find out how you can join local teachers in supporting students in the wake of the latest school shooting, find information about the Supreme Court case Janus vs. ACSFME, and learn about additional state funds for Oakland in the context of bargaining the teacher contract.
by Robbie Torney
Hannah’s first day of teaching fourth grade was ‘a whirlwind of energetic joy and panicked mistakes.’ But with coaching and other supports… Read More
Ben Nussbaum, a Senior Teacher Policy Fellow, is a sixth grade humanities teacher at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland. We asked Ben to share some thoughts about his experience as a Fellow and about the GO Teacher Policy Fellowship in general.
Measure G1 passed in November 2016 and the school board is currently working to identify a citizen oversight committee to support with the implementation regulations for the funding that will come from the measure.