Young Skolars Need Education


admin_general - Posted on 16 February 2022

Young Skolars Need Education 

Essay By Amun-Ra Lewis 

2/7/2022 

OUSD is trying to close down 19 of 50 schools in the city of Oakland, Ca. Parents, teachers and students are mad because the school district is trying to shut down schools quickly without giving proper notice and input from the people that are affected by these shut downs. Some families depend on the school lunches that are provided to feed the youth, and other resources. During the news segment, Manzanita Community School Staff Luz Chavez was quoted, “No one knew until Friday afternoon, and they all kind of got blindsided” by the school board's release of information. 

Oakland Unified School District should’ve handled the release of this information differently. Educators and families that are impacted by such an abrupt change are raising their voices and organizing to stand up for the youth and their right to quality education. The way OUSD is handling potential school closures will leave more families underserved due to limited education and access. It's important that youth scholars like myself and others have a fair shot at getting a good education. 

ALL OUT TO OAKLAND CITY HALL THURSDAY (Feb. 17th) at NOON

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