Today on Your Call: What can we do to support teachers?

Aug 20, 2012

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with educators as they prepare to return to the classroom. With California facing another $20B budget short fall, what are teachers facing this year? If you are a teacher, how are preparing to go back to school and what are you facing? Join us at 10 or email How has teaching changed because of budget cuts? What are you doing to support teachers? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jessie Muldoon, special Ed teacher at Oakland High School

Kristy Morrison, teacher at Galileo High School in San Francisco and an organizer with Against Cuts

Betty Olson-Jones, former President of the Oakland Unified Teacher's Union, and a 5th grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary School in Oakland

Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein, Doctoral Faculty at the School of Educational Leadership & Change in Oakland, and co- author of Organizing to Change a City

Web Resources:

LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown formally kicks off Prop. 30 tax hike campaign

Mercury News: Deep cuts to Oakland schools' special education programs, made in the last week of school, blindside teachers and families

Bay Citizen: At Some Oakland Schools, Cuts to the Bone — and Beyond

San Jose Mercury: Despite budget cuts, some Bay Area school districts are offering innovative summer programs

Against Cuts