According to the Liberals over there in La La Land there is nothing to see here. Move along.
Forget the talk of the Raiders staying in Oakland, they can’t keep their school system from collapsing
Just 14 years after state regulators took over the Oakland Unified School District and used taxpayer cash to bail it out, the school district has managed to land itself in another huge financial crisis.
The district’s current annual deficit is $30 million, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Back in 2003, state officials stepped in because the school district had accumulated a $37 million budget deficit. The state of California loaned Oakland’s schools $100 million in emergency funds — a record amount at the time. State bureaucrats also seized control of the district for six years.
Oakland Unified superintendent Antwan Wilson — who will soon be leaving for an exciting new gig as the superintendent of the Washington, D.C. public system — swears the situation in 2017 is totally different than it was in 2003.