Local plans to march on importance of education

Editor:
I’m a current junior in high school from Alameda who is working with an organization called GenUp (http://generationup.net) to plan a March for Education. The march will take place in Oakland, but will include schools from Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. We’re trying to get as much support as possible on the day of from students, teachers, and community members. 

The march is scheduled to take place Saturday, Nov. 9, starting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, located between 12th Street and 1st Avenue on Lake Merritt Boulevard.

The goal of the march is to give people a space to voice their concerns regarding education, specifically regarding underfunding but the march is open to everyone and all education-related issues. Some of the solutions we propose include: creating small class sizes, higher wages for teachers, student loan debt relief, more school counselors, access to college and career-readiness resources and more. 

Gratia O’Rafferty