ERIC Number: ED329625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Good Education in Oakland: Community Agenda for Positive Change.
Commission for Positive Change in the Oakland Public Schools, CA.
This agenda for educational improvement in Oakland (California) outlines community expectations of the school system and gives specific examples of what those expectations mean in practice. More than 800 individuals from neighborhood groups, churches, parent organizations, school district staff, and business and professional associations testified at a series of meetings and hearings held in Oakland from January through April 1990. The following expectations are discussed: (1) an ethical school system that teaches values and adheres to them; (2) success for school children; (3) teachers and principals who are competent and committed to excellence and hold high expectations for each child; (4) celebration of the diversity in the community; (5) school district accountability for carrying out its educational mission competently, efficiently, and equitably; (6) good working conditions for all school district staff and a safe, clean, hospitable environment for learning; and (7) a partnership between schools and the community because the schools alone simply cannot do all that the community wants done. A list of contributors is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Surveys, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Local Issues, Long Range Planning, Outcomes of Education, School Community Relationship, School Restructuring, Urban Schools
Commission for Positive Change in the Oakland Public Schools, Box 33, 5825 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Positive Change in the Oakland Public Schools, CA.