Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday: O is for Oakland Technical High School

Tech is located one block east of last week's post on Broadway.  It was one of six comprehensive high schools in Oakland.  In the past 10 years the Oakland school system moved big time into the charter school and small schools movements.  As a result, Tech, which was established in the late 19th century, is now one of only three comprehensive high schools left in Oakland. The others have been broken into smaller units within their campuses.  Has this improved high school educational outcomes?  The jury remains out.  This graceful building dates to 1914 and has been refurbished twice in the last 30 years.  For more O photos, visit ABC Wednesday.

14 comments:

  1. Yes, Opuntia is the Botanical name and nopal is the common name.

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  2. I don't know much about the Californian school system, but at least the building was stately.

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  3. It is graceful, I agree; very pleasing.

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  4. i don't think anyone REALLY knows how to fix education - NCLB seems to be a bust...

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. That's a gorgeous building. Far too many of our old schools got torn down.

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  6. They were built to last in those days, I think! Quite a beautiful building.

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  7. I love the old stately high schools! A OK for "O" in Oakland!

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  8. This is indeed a stately building, one of the most distinctive school campuses «Louis» has ever seen anywhere.

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  9. The School facade is very impressive, fantastic shot, I love those columns, they are huge!
    Great post for this O theme!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  10. Impressive architecture and history

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  11. I can't say anything about your school system because it sounds so different from ours, but this sure is a magnificent and handsome building!

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  12. Me again:
    Thank you for the comment - the photo was not monochrome :-)

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  13. The building is a solemn impression...

    Thank you.
    ruma

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