Work with us to protect the rights of Oakland's Special Education students.
Creating an environment that supports learning.
The underlying principle of federal IDEA legislation is that all children, regardless of disabilities, have a right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. We believe that these civil rights are critical in a free and just society. The work we do as teachers in Oakland's Programs for Exceptional Children (PEC) safeguards these rights, and creates a learning environment where these children can, with dignity, pursue their dreams and receive an education. We work with families, students, administrators, and other teachers to assure that every child in our school has access to their rights and opportunities.
It is our intent to stand up for these rights, even as our district and the administration of PEC attempt to balance their shrinking budgets on the backs of the students with the greatest needs.
On this website you will find documents that reflect the scope and nature of our efforts to stem the curtailment of our programs. See the list of documents and resources in the right column (more coming soon). If you'd like to stay informed about our efforts, sign up for our electronic newsletter. If you have suggestions please be in touch with us by emailing .
- Special Education Caucus: Statement of Purpose
A statement on the purpose behind the formation of the caucus. This document articulates some of our concerns and goals for the work of the caucus.
- Communication and Logistics Recommendations
At the second meeting of the caucus, teachers developed a list of recommendations for improving communication and logistics in our department.