Sen. Kamala Harris tweets support for Oakland teachers ahead of looming strike

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Teachers in Oakland are expected to strike Thursday, but district officials say they will do what they can to minimize the impact on students’ learning. 

Ahead of the looming strike, Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday tweeted her support for Oakland teachers. 

“Teachers in my hometown of Oakland will begin striking tomorrow because they know they deserve a raise. It’s shameful that they don’t earn enough to live in the communities where they teach. I firmly support the teachers & hope for a quick resolution,” she tweeted. 

Schools in the Oakland Unified School District will be open during the strike and students are asked to follow usual attendance policies.

District officials say temporary teachers and office staff will be supervising and teaching students during the strike. 

The district says most teacher strikes last only one to two days, though in 1996, Oakland teachers were on strike for five weeks. 

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