Almost A Fifth Of Oakland’s Teachers Stayed Home From Work Today To Support General Strike

Today, Occupy Oakland activists and allies called for a general strike to protest last week’s police brutality and to continue to speak out on behalf of the 99 percent. Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint told the local news that 18 percent of teachers were absent from school today, much higher than the 1 percent who are absent on a typical Wednesday. These teachers are presumably supporting the general strike.