Tuesday, October 9, 2012

In Oakland, tumult in special education leads teachers to organize - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools

In Oakland, tumult in special education leads teachers to organize - The Education Report - Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools:


In Oakland, tumult in special education leads teachers to organize


Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 1:23 pm in No Comments
A series of decisions about the costs, staffing and structure of Oakland Unified’s special education department caused parents to mobilize in June against last-minute reductions to the program.
Months later, the 11th-hour reassignment of dozens of special education teachers appears to have had a similar effect on teachers. (District staff have since reported that many, but not all, of those changes have been rescinded.)
Within the teacher’s union, a new group has emerged: The OEA Special Education Caucus website features a blog, a statement of purpose, and possible solutions for improved communication and logistics, including 

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