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What’s the State of Education in East San Jose, Oakland and Fresno? Sign up for the webinars.


A Race in Education Series. #Raceinedu

Californians for Justice and Teacher Associations in Oakland, East San Jose and Fresno team up to bring you the State of Education from perspectives in the classroom.

In celebration of Californians for Justice’s 20th Anniversary, we are kicking off a year-long Race in Education series across the State. The webinar will highlight perspectives from the classroom that are essential in this election year as we ask voters to reinvest in public education and close the Belief Gap.

SW_StateofEdu_FlyerThis is an opportunity for us to talk about what’s at stake for public education, and what are the opportunities for our communities to have Racial and Educational Justice and Equity in our schools.

Our expert panel will discuss: 

  1. California’s worsening teacher shortage.
  2. Why Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is just as important as academics for low-income and communities of color.
  3. The Belief Gap and why it is important to having equity in our schools.
  4. Re-authorizing Prop 30 and the future of funding for public education.

RSVP below! 

Oakland May 9th | San Jose May 2nd | Fresno May 17th

The Speakers 

Oakland San Jose Fresno
Moderator: Tracey Corder, Oakland Rising Field Director

James Harris, President, Oakland Unified School Board

Trish Gorham, President, Oakland Education Association

Roberta Furger, Senior Writer & Director, Outreach Communications, Learning Policy Institute

Bobbie Brown, Student Leader, Californians for Justice

Ben Field, Executive Officer, South Bay Labor Council

Chris Funk, Superintendent, East Side Union High School District

Elissa Espinoza, Student Leader, Californians for Justice

Manny Barbara, VP of Advocacy & Thought Leadership, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Marisa Hanson, President, East Side Teachers Association

Robert Nunez, former Superintendent, East Side Union High School District

Tish Rice, President, Fresno Teachers Association

Draquari McGhee, Student Leader, Californians for Justice


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