The following posting from Oakland North and dated today, reveals a depth of depravity embodied by the Oakland Unified School District that is enough for the Tattler to forgive its 'Emeryville only' news policy. It should be noted that Oakland's School Board, under the thrall of its Superintendent Tony Smith, formerly Emeryville's superintendent, is philosophically aligned with Emeryville's School Board. This alignment is under-girded by the rubric of educational entrepreneurism with its laying off of teachers, cutting educational programs, wiping out public schools while setting up charter schools, and a top down metric with a reliance on private contractors spouting the need for this kind of radical rethinking. This story of the Oakland Unified School District, a Galactic Empire with its Supreme Commander crushing parental dissenters, is a harbinger of how such a protest would likely play out here in Emeryville.
The absurd irony of peaceful protesters being warned about 'interfering with the good order' of a school the District has recently closed down is probably lost on the Oakland Unified School District. If Oakland history is to be a guide, next will come the truncheons, pepper spray and concussion grenades as they drag anyone left off to jail.
The following is what happens to parents and citizens who dissent in Oakland:
Lakeview Elementary School encampment protesters given warning notice