In the hours after negotiators for Oakland teachers and the Oakland Unified School District came to a tentative agreement Friday to end the seven-day strike came a reminder of just how divisive the seven-day strike has been.
As teachers and demonstrators attempted to block an emergency meeting of the school district’s Board of Trustees Friday evening, a tussle ensued.
During the incident at La Escuelita, Oakland school board member Jumoke Hinton Hodge is seen in a video posted on Facebook of putting a hand around the neck of an Oakland kindergarten teacher.
The person is identified on Facebook as Darnisha Wright, a strike captain for the teachers union.
The video was posted Friday evening by Margot Goldstein.
Additional videos from the incident Friday have emerged on Twitter featuring a man who reportedly escorted Hodge to the school who began pushing demonstrators.