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Oakland Students Walk Out, Teachers Launch Hunger Strike, to Protest Planned School Closures

HeadlineFeb 02, 2022

In California, students at an Oakland middle school led a walkout Tuesday, protesting the Oakland Unified School District’s proposal to close and merge over a dozen schools. Parents, teachers and school staff also joined the action. And at least two teachers have gone on hunger strike in response. The Oakland school district has cited low enrollment at the schools and budget deficits.

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