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.
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