Great Oakland Public Schools hosted a forum on key Oakland education issues in the 2014 general election on October 16, 2014. Each of the leading seven candidates for mayor were invited to the forum, and six attended.
Here you'll find video of each candidate's answer to each of the four questions they were asked, as well as video of their introduction. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
The questions were:
Early Childhood:What are the top ways that your administration will help ensure that families have access to quality child care, summer learning opportunities, and other enrichment opportunities?
Technology:What will you specifically do to make sure all of Oakland's residents, including students, are connected to the Internet and have the tools and education to be full participants, including being ready for the jobs that are coming?
Effective Teaching: In what ways can you, as mayor, help support the recruitment, training, and retention of Oakland's teachers?
Linked Learning:How will your administration help support the Career Pathways initiatives that Measure N helps funds - either through direct city action or building public/private partnerships?
GO volunteers are pretty amazing. Every weeknight, our office is filled with the voices of committed educators, parents and community members talking to voters about the need to elect great school board leaders for students. On weekends, we're all out knocking on doors in Oakland neighborhoods. I am inspired.
We're building momentum, and now's the time to join us. Election Day is less than three weeks away. School board members represent specific districts but they make decisions that affect every school in the city. This moment is a rare opportunity to change the future of Oakland.
The Conference is a unique experience where Bay Area youth and young adults obtain valuable information regarding school, college and career success, as well as discovering meaningful ways to participate in their communities.
WHENWednesday, November 12th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMWHEREChabot Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room, 6686 Chabot Road. WHATThis will be a great opportunity for parents, students, teachers and other staff, and community members to meet our new Superintendent, learn more about his...