We are grateful for a resolution to this labor action for the sake of the entire Oakland community and especially for Oakland students, who need to be back in their classrooms engaged in critical learning with teachers who are valued, supported, and better compensated for the tremendous work they do.
The dedicated teachers of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District share this common recognition, that our students and teachers deserve more than our current levels of state funding can provide. We need more funding for public education in California. Many who have dedicated their lives and careers serving and supporting our students through a high-quality public education are now joining forces to ensure our schools get the funding they need to realize this goal. Without a doubt, Oakland has difficult decisions ahead in order to land in a more stable and fiscally healthy place. Reaching this agreement with the Oakland Education Association is a significant step.