I'm running for School Board in Oakland

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while. The district that provided me with an education, where our sons Justin and Nate started their educations, and where I taught during my Teach For America corps service needs some love.

There is deep systemic inequity in this district, and while some students have access to a high quality school, most do not. That must change, and the OUSD school board needs to act quickly, creatively, and with discipline to correct course. I am running to serve the students, their families, and the teachers of the city, and I will work with diligence to balance resources. I will fight to bring equity and improve the quality of the education experience in Oakland so that no child is deprived of a future with promise. And I will work to develop policies that help the district attract and retain teachers, and to recognize the value of those classroom leaders. Visit my campaign website, Mark For Oakland.

Wednesday December 11, 2019 — Mark — Education politics