The story of Oakland’s efforts to eliminate school policing highlights four important lessons about what it truly takes to stop the criminalization of young people and their families.
In Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, activists are pressuring school districts to remove police from schools.
The board voted to lay off about 100 workers to close its 2020-21 budget deficit, may consider eliminating its police force in the future.
Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.