There are 48,000 youth in Oakland’s schools that are experts – who are in class every day and who have a lot to say about how the schools are run and how to improve our education… [E]veryone wants to hear from the teachers and parents – but what about the students? Who asks our opinion? Why do we feel shut out, like no one cares what we think?

Student-created report in Oakland, California

Published by Adam F. C. Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at

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