New Oakland Superintendent Now!

Dear Superintendent Jack O\'Connell, On September 14, 2007, State Administrator Kimberly Statham tendered her resignation and you appointed Vincent Matthews as interim State Administrator. As broad support of AB45 indicates, it is clear that the people of Oakland and the California Legislature recognize that the time for state control over the administrative functions of the Oakland Unified School District has passed. It is now time for Oakland residents to participate, through their elected Board of Education members, in the selection of a new Superintendent for Oakland Unified School District. Therefore we, the undersigned, hereby call for a community input process, led by the Directors of the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education, to identify candidates for Superintendent, followed by a publicly-noticed Board of Education meeting at which the Oakland Unified School District Board members cast the sole deciding votes for a new Superintendent. * * * This petition will be delivered on Oct. 1, 2007 to: Jack O\'Connell, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction OUSD State-appointed interim Administrator Vincent Matthews Oakland Education Association Oakland Board of Education Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Oakland City Council California Senator Don Perata California Assembly Member Sandr

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Eli\'s Experiment Meet Eli Broad, a SoCal billionaire who uses his cash and connections to groom Oakland school administrators and keep the district under state control. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2007-10-10/news/eli-s-experiment/print Oakland Schools\' Cash Stash Even as schools across the city hunger for basic program funding, the district sits atop vast surpluses with no plans to spend the money. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/2007-09-19/news/oakland-schools-cash-stash Resignation Shocks Oakland School District http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/article.cfmissue=09-18-07&storyID=28026 The shame of San Francisco An ideological crusade aims to close a school that\'s worked miracles with poor black and Latino students. Why It\'s a for-profit Edison school. [re: new interim State Administrator Vincent Matthews] http://archive.salon.com/news/feature/2001/03/29/edison/print.html City schools chief throws in the towel Near end of year on job, Statham\'s surprise move continues trend of high Oakland district turnover http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_6903796 Kimberly Statham Resigns, Vincent Matthews Appointed interim State Administrator http://novometro.wordpress.com/2007/09/14/kimberly-statham-resigns/ Statham quits on eve of her first anniversary http://www.ibabuzz.com/education/p=183 A few hours later, a new boss for OUSD: Vince Matthews http://www.ibabuzz.com/education/p=185 Oakland School Administrator Kimberly Statham Resigns http://www.nbc11.com/news/14116349/detail.htmlrss=bay&psp=news OUSD Local Control Bill Gains Support http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/text/article.cfmissue=07-17-07&storyID=27533 OAKLAND: DELLUMS SUPPORTS LOCAL CONTROL OF DISTRICT http://cbs5.com/localwire/localfsnews/bcn/2007/06/01/n/HeadlineNews/OAKLAND-SCHOOLS-HEARI/resources_bcn_html Swanson\'s Oakland Schools Bill Passes Legislature And Heads To Governor http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a16/newsroom/20070910AD16PR02.htm Oakland schools in governor\'s hands Local control bill passes through Assembly http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_6860507

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