Story, photos from Oakland teacher convention

A story about last week’s dramatic Oakland teacher convention is in today’s Tribune. You can find it here. Here are a few photos taken by a real photographer (Laura A. Oda/Tribune) with a real camera. She came on Friday afternoon, before the turning point. Below is a session about the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

If you have any photos that capture the highs and lows of the event that you think I should add, email them to me (preferably not at full resolution) at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.




Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Craig Mann.

    I was born and raised in Oakland and attended Highland (K), Howard (1-6), King Jr. High and Skyline (Class of 1977( and I am thankful to have received a great education. It is really sad to witness the struggle we have today to provide this generation a first-class education. My mother grew-up in segregated Oklahoma before moving to CA in 1942 and later graduating from Berkeley HS in 1945. She will tell you that she received a better education in Oklahoma in the midst of Jim Crow than our kids are getting now here in the land of milk and honey. They didn’t have a lot back then, but they had a lot of the right things to include discipline, love and high-expectations.

    Craig Mann
    Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education