Lori Zook 
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Re: “Will Oakland Lose Its Artistic Soul?

Re-establishing a CA commission that reflects Oakland's astonishing array of artists - and that really has a voice - and staffing it with someone that has the drive and will to advance its objectives will be an important step that's a long time coming.

Posted by Lori Zook on 02/17/2016 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Jerry Brown Raised $12 Million for His Two Oakland Schools

Hello.

As a first year OSA parent, and a bit of a stickler for details, I must take issue with the information omitted from Gammon's article. In one location within the article, the reader is told that it's not fair to compare these two charter schools with other Oakland schools because of a lack of parity, yet much of the article is doing just that. Another major issue is that article includes the fact that OSA's API is 723 and the ideal score is 800 and above. I suppose the point is that with that score, OSA is not much better than any other school in Oakland. What the article neglected to say was that when OSA's middle school score is compared with other public and charter middle schools in Oakland, OSA ranks 11 out of 44; OSA's high school score ranks 5 out of 41. And the state average is 713. Do I want OSA's API - and all the other indicators that reflect a high-achieving school - to improve? Of course. I just think it's important to not insult readers' intelligence by omitting pertinent information, even if it doesn't support your hypothesis.

Posted by Lori Zook on 04/29/2010 at 7:29 PM

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