SF Gate, Oakland Blog: Oakland’s Black Organizing Project to host school board candidates forum (Community Voices)

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October 18, 2012

In an effort to give interested parents, teachers, students and community members an opportunity to meet the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education candidates, the Black Organizing Project is hosting a forum from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Castlemont High School, 8601 MacArthur Blvd. in East Oakland.

The candidate’s forum will be moderated and include the nine candidates for Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. At the forefront of the discussion will be African-American male achievement gaps including the staggering drop-out rate of young people of color; budget cuts to school programs; recent school closures; and more. The event will give parents and local residents a chance to hear the candidates’ vision for the future of Oakland schools and help local voters make informed decisions at the polls on Nov. 6.

Read more of this story on http://oaklandlocal.com/

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