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Monday: Stop Pushouts in Oakland
by Education Not Incarceration
Saturday Sep 23rd, 2006 2:53 PM
1ST EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION OAKLAND CHAPTER
MEETING:
Monday, September 25, 6-8PM
Oakland Education Association's office, 272 East 12th
Street (at 3rd Ave) (info on 1st San Francisco and ENI
Youth Leadership Council meetings below)
1ST EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION OAKLAND CHAPTER
MEETING:
Monday, September 25, 6-8PM
Oakland Education Association's office, 272 East 12th
Street (at 3rd Ave) (info on 1st San Francisco and ENI
Youth Leadership Council meetings below)

According to the Urban Institute Education Policy
Center, nearly 70% of Oakland youth and 80% of all
African American males do not finish high school. It
is time for our community to take action to address
this crisis as it relates to so many other problems
within Oakland,
including unemployment, crime and violence.

Education Not Incarceration (ENI) is fast becoming anational
organization centered in Oakland, CA, comprised of individuals
and organizations, with new chapters starting every week.
In Oakland over this summer we helped turn out over
100 people to a forum at Oakland City Hall that was initially
slated to talk about how to incarcerate more of Oakland's youth.
Through our organizing, along with our allies, we changed the
forum's direction to one focussed on the need for opportunities
for our youth.

Now is an opportune time for us to build off this event and take
action in Oakland!

Join us at our first Oakland planning meeting of the
school year:
Monday, September 25, 6-8PM
Oakland Education Association office, 272 East 12th
Street (at 3rd Ave) Please bring food to share!
Children are always welcome!!
For more information or a ride call 510.533.3204

Our Campaign to Stop Pushouts:
Short term goals:
1. End the policy of expulsions and suspensions
2. Reallocate funding from incarceration and policing to create
Youth and Family Centers, where wrap-around programming supports
students to stay in school.
3. Provide Cultural Competency Trainings for
educators.
4. Replicate the Kalamazoo Promise where any student
finishing public school in Kalamazoo, Michigan, receives 100%
scholarships to state and community universities.

Mid Term Goals:
1. Create learning communities that incorporate
supportive programs, rather than policies of expulsion and
suspension
2. Increase parent, teacher and student participation
3. Instead of incarceration in the Juvenile “Justice”
System, engage youth in alternative programs.
4. Develop a strong, stable workforce within our
schools that is reflective of our community.
5. End testing that is punitive against schools or
students and hold state and federal governments
accountable for equitable, quality schools.

Long Term Goal:
Recreate the education system to empower and engage
all young people in creating a world that they
envision.


Question, contact our national office at
510.533.3204, ednotinc [at] riseup.net
3280 Morcom Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
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Other 1st Meetings....

1st ENI Youth Leadership Council Meeting: Tuesday,
October 10th,
4:30-6PM, California Tomorrow's Office, 1904
Franklin, 3rd Floor,
Oakland, CA

1st SF Chapter Meeting: Saturday, October 14th, 2006,
12:30-1:30PM
During the Teachers for Social Justice Conference
Mission High School in San Francisco (Room TBA)
3750 18th Street (at Church Street)