We Are Willing to Spend Time in Jail Fighting for Environmental Justice - By Emily Johnston for Alternet. This will not be an easy fight. There will be many tragedies. But for a very short period of time, it’s still within our po...
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Last school year, 14.3 percent of Oakland’s public schoolchildren were chronically absent, meaning they missed at least 18 days of school — excused or unexcused. As you can see from this map, created by (and posted with the permission of) the Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council, the most serious attendance problems are concentrated in West Oakland.
The Oakland school district recently began collecting data of all of its students who were absent — not just those with unexcused absences. Now, principals regularly