Oakland School Board Accused of Retaliation Against Teacher Who Reported Violence

Nicole Rojas
Jun 7, 2019 - 5:00

A petition is calling on the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to reinstate a kindergarten teacher whose position was not renewed when she spoke out after being attacked by a school board member. Kindergarten teacher Darnisha Wright was choked by OUSD board director Jumoke Hinton Hodge during a teachers strike on March 1. Teachers were picketing a school board meeting during which members were scheduled to vote on cutting $21.75 million of OUSD’s 2019-2020 budget that would help pay for teachers’ raises, according to the East...

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