Oakland teachers are striking for the schools Oakland students deserve.
They are demanding:
  • Smaller class sizes, so that every student can get the supports and attention they need to thrive
  • More nurses, counselors and school psychologists to help our children learn and grow
  • Living wages for educators, to keep experienced teachers in Oakland and end the teacher retention crisis that led to nearly 600 teachers leaving last year
  • An end to school closures, that are disproportionately impacting Black and Brown communities

Boots Riley supports Oakland teachers

Boots Riley of The Coup joined students, teachers and community activists at the #OUSDStrike in East Oakland. There, he cheered on protesters, reminding them that they’re setting an example for students and teachers across the country and world.