Nationwide protests for racial justice have resulted in calls for the removal of police from school campuses and greater attention to education equity and closing achievement gaps. This section includes articles and commentaries that explore questions of equity and race in California’s public schools.
In Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco, activists are pressuring school districts to remove police from schools.
Oakland Unified leaders signal support for eliminating district police, West Contra Costa Unified terminates contracts with city police.
Oakland Unified board to consider eliminating district police force, West Contra Costa Unified teachers urge board to rid police on campuses.
The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police has sparked discussion nationwide. In the San Francisco Bay Area, teachers in the West Contra Costa Unified School District gave students opportunities to share their thoughts.
Protests help college student realize her voice is important in quest for justice.
Community members handed out free water, snacks and hand sanitizer as students and families marched down Broadway.
It’s time to address racism and implicit bias in education and its impact on black and brown students, the Superintendent of Public Instruction said.
This current crisis must be more than a teachable moment; it must lead to real change, education leaders say.
Report urges state and education leaders to address inequities.