It’s been a hectic day, and I’m off to interview Diane Ravitch before her 5:30 p.m. talk at UC Berkeley’s Sibley Auditorium. I’ll have some more thoughts on the report later, but for now, here is a copy.
Fact-finding panel Chairman Christopher Burdick recommends, among other things, a shortened work year for Oakland teachers (though the same number of teaching days); to give teachers a 5 percent boost at 28 and at 30 years of service; and a salary schedule increase of 2 percent, effective January 2012, in addition to any revenues generated by a parcel tax.
He also thinks the district should set aside 60 percent of all new, unrestricted state funding for pay increases or to keep class sizes smaller.
What do you think?