Education Today

Education Today – August 24, 2018

This week we take up the differences between what a left-leaning or progressive mayor does about economic development in contrast with a corporate Democrat.  And we use the case of Oakland’s late Mayor and former Congressman, Ron Dellums to sort out the issue.    In the second part of the show we hear about a … Continued


The National Press has covered the service of Ronald V. Dellums as a Congressman and national leader since his death in late July.  Yet, few have reported on his work as Mayor of Oakland.   Today, Education Today will examine the impact of Dellums’ tenure as Mayor in the areas of education, police costs and behavior, … Continued


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Education Today – July 13, 2018

We interview Jovanka Beckles, candidate for California Assembly District 15.  We ask her about some of the states’s biggest education issues.   For example, the State Board just agreed to allow another charter school to be built in Oakland; this charter’s application had already been rejected by the Oakland district.    Is there a problem with … Continued


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Education Today – June 22, 2018

Kitty talks with eminent scholar, Dr. Orlando Taylor, about issues in Black psychology as a lead-up to the 50th anniversary conference of the Association of Black Psychologists taking place in Oakland June 27.   The Association’s members have led the way on such important issues as IQ testing, disproportionate Special Ed. placements, and Ebonics. Then Kitty … Continued


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Education Today – June 8, 2018

Keith Brown, the newly elected president of the Oakland Education Association, talks with Kitty Kelly Epstein about his perspective and his work.  Keith is a lifelong Oakland resident, a graduate of Oakland Public Schools, and an enthusiastic teacher.    His mother was an active parent, and he brings a thoroughly Oakland perspective to the position.  … Continued