Friday August 05, 2005

An Oakland Unified School District Board member says that she was misquoted in a July 29 story on the Oakland School for the Arts (“OSA Will Now Include Middle School”). 

In the article, Board Director Alice Spearman is quoted as saying “Even though we have a school of the arts run by Oakland Unified [at Skyline High School], our school doesn’t measure up [to OSA].” 

Spearman said that she did not refer to Skyline High School in her statement, but was referring, instead, to the East Oakland School of the Arts, a small school within Oakland’s Castlemont High School. Spearman said that she believed the arts curriculum at OSA and the Skyline Performing Arts Academy are “comparable.”