Measure N will provide more funding for every high school student in Oakland. Simply put, we all know our schools desperately need this money. California ranks at the bottom nationally in per pupil funding.
That's why Measure N is endorsed by a long list of educators, community leaders, and elected officials. Measure N is also supported by:
Want an example of how students' lives are changed by the College and Career Readiness programs that Measure N funding will support? Oakland North recently ran a great story. Angel Yañez and Kemish Rosales were students at Fremont High's media academy:
"And now, three years later, both of them are college students who landed their first real jobs as computer technician assistants thanks to that experience." Read the story here.
Measure N will increase access to these kinds of programs for every high school student in Oakland. It will increase the graduation rates and allow more students the fair opportunity they deserve to be successful in college and career.
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?
This will be a great opportunity for parents, students, teachers and other staff, and community members to meet our new Superintendent, learn more about his plans for moving Oakland forward, and connect with other public school supporters. People also can enroll in Covered California (health insurance) starting at 6 P.M.
This free event is co-sponsored by the California Department of Education, the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, and Attendance Works. Please share the attached flyer with your colleagues.