Charter school families hosted two candidate forums in Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School Districts this fall, providing them with a chance to hear directly from aspiring school board members about how they will improve public education and support charter schools.
Both events were led by parents, who participated in planning meetings before the event to develop the forum program. They also conducted outreach to other parents at their schools by encouraging them to attend. The forum was facilitated by parents and students, who served as moderators. Candidates were asked tough questions about charter schools and shared their personal stories through testimonials.
Read more about the OUSD forum in this Oakland North article.