Bay Area News Group
"I don't know much about him, but I'm very optimistic," said Brian Rogers, executive director of the Rogers Family Foundation whose sole mission is to better Oakland public schools. "There is an understanding in the district that it can't do business as usual. We have at least 25 schools that for decades have operated in the lowest ranking in the state. And even though Oakland is in the position it is in, I truly believe there is a group in the school district who are beginning to come together around a plan for transformation."