Bringing Oakland Together For Our Students
Today, more than 65,000 students and their families are counting on the community to help our children achieve their dreams and be prepared for the future. Despite there being countless excellent schools in Oakland, equally excellent educational opportunities are not yet a reality for all of Oakland’s students.
In 2015-16 in Oakland Unified, according to district data, 75 percent of white students graduated high school on time, yet only 59 percent of African American students and 55 percent of Latino students graduated on time.
Our network is driven by the urgent needs of children and families for an excellent education — especially those most at risk of missing out on life’s opportunities.
For nearly seven years now, GO Public Schools Oakland has built a diverse and ever-growing network of advocates in Oakland who have significantly impacted education policies and practices at the local level, promoting excellence and equity for youth.
Below are a few highlights of the campaigns and wins we’ve supported — and in many cases, championed — in partnership with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and/or other local organizations and coalitions: