At a recent Oakland Unified School District Board Meeting, two directors offered their views on charter schools in Oakland. During the meeting, the Board voted to approve two new charter schools: East Bay Innovation Academy and Epic Charter Middle School, which is managed by Education For Change.

Check out the videos below of Jody London (District 1) and James Harris (District 7). What do you think of the directors’ comments? What is your opinion about school options for kids in Oakland? Let us know in the comments section.

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James Harris:

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Jody London:

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Editor’s Note: This piece reflects an individual opinion and is not a reported story from Oakland Local. Oakland Local invites community residents to share their views about events and issues in Oakland. See our guidelines.

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