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Re: “Oakland Teachers Want 15 Percent Raise

Last year Oakland Unified School District paid outside consultants like Kagan Cooperative Learning and Si Swun math $87 million dollars to run professional developments that used to be led by master teachers at school sites, such as those with National Board Certification. Every day, countless teachers work in illegal conditions, including lack of heat, paper, and textbooks. Since 2002, the total cost-of-living adjustment has been 1.75%. A teacher who works for 26 years in OUSD and has 90 credits past a BA, the equivalent of a PhD, makes less than $71,000 per year. The raise requested would cost the district less than a third of what the spent on consultant contracts for activities such as teaching teachers copyrighted names for turning to your partner or going around in a circle and answering a question. The money is there; it's a question of priorities.

Posted by Oakland Teacher on 12/10/2009 at 5:43 PM

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