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 On the April 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by talking about youth community groups that work to keep young people out of jail. They’re also pressuring the state to prioritize jobs and education over jails. What do marginalized youth really need to thrive? And what wisdom can they bring to the conversation about police violence? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Is increased economic opportunity the key to better relations between police and communities of color?  On the February 25th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the connection between policing and economic opportunity.   How does the lack of opportunity drive confrontations between police and citizens – and how does our approach to crime and punishment undermine opportunity in already-challenged neighborhoods?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


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Antwan Wilson is the new head of Oakland Unified School District. Wilson spent five years as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Denver before coming to Oakland schools last July. He arrived with a reputation for turning things around.

Marin County's One Room Schoolhouse

Jan 29, 2014
Rhian Miller

Changing the lives of Oakland teens "Ever Forward"

Feb 4, 2013

“The Ever Forward Club honestly saved my life, to sum it up,” says Oakland high school student Omar Bernall.

What the election results mean for public education

Nov 29, 2012
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This past election, San Franciscans voted on 18 state and local ballot initiatives. Arguably the biggest winner was public education.

On the state level, voters approved Proposition 30, which was a tax increase to fund K-12 programs and community colleges across the state. San Franciscans passed local Proposition A, establishing a more secure financial footing for City College.

KALW’s education reporter, Jen Chien, reports on how these measures will be rolled out and what their impact on public education will likely be.

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about how schools decide what students can read in their libraries and classrooms and what happens when books are prohibited.  In Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District recently banned a long list of books in the Mexican American Studies program from their schools including Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the United States.  So what are the criteria for school reading?  And who should make these decisions?  And how does this affect freedom in public education?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.or