Parents in Oakland, California are occupying a school which the school board had closed. This is the latest occupation in Oakland, which has been at the centre of struggles against education cuts and the creeping privatisation of education in the US. Last October Oakland teachers took a leading part in the Occupy Oakland struggle. Since then parents have occupied the school board in protests against cuts. Now teachers and parents have set up camp in the ground of Lakeview Elementary School and say they will stay there until the policy of closing schools or turning them over to private charters stops.