State Superintendent Targeted

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Friday October 06, 2006

A “Wanted—Jack O’Connell” flyer was posted to the Oakland Public School Parents email list this week, taking the State Superintendent to task for what it called “crimes against democracy.” 

O’Connell has come under severe criticism in recent months for his operation of the Oakland Unified School District, which the state took over in 2003. 

Local education leader Henry Hitz, who posted the flyer to the parents’ list, said that he was not involved in the poster’s creation in any way, and would only say that it was sent to him by “someone.”