Our city council has not typically played an active role in partnering with Oakland public schools.
I will act differently. I seek to collaborate with the OUSD Board and staff to adopt strategies that improve performance for students and families. This includes partnerships with non-profit organizations and foundations to improve educational outcomes for K-12 students as well as adult learners.
I will find ways to help improve literacy rates, increase school attendance and enrollment, restore vocational education and adopt creative solutions to provide alternative learning formats.
I will continue the fight to save McClymonds as an historically significant institution and work to take advantage of STEM programming as a catalyst for positive change.