Oakland Teachers Strike, Call For Higher Pay and Smaller Classes

Teachers from Oakland’s United School District picketing on the streets on Thursday, February 21, calling for higher pay and more resources, according to local media.Video from outside Oakland Technical High School shows teachers marching, carrying signs, and chanting slogans.Local media “reported” that around 3,000 teachers were expected to join the labor action, leaving the district’s 37,000 pupils without instructors.Oakland’s Education Association said on Wednesday that the growth of charter schools in the Bay Area had “starved” public schools of necessary resources. Credit: Stephanie Lister/KQED via Storyful

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