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Jonathan Schuler



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Annelise Finney


This remote interview with Jonathan Schuler was conducted on November 2, 2020 while both Jonathan and the interviewer were in Oakland, CA. Jonathan is a third grade teacher at a charter school in Richmond, California. The interview was conducted the night before the 2020 presidential election. In the interview, Jonathan talks about his thoughts about the election. He discusses other places where he experienced civil unrest while teaching internationally before moving to Oakland. He also shares what he thinks might happen in the Bay Area during the next few days. In this interview, he describes how remote learning has changed his tools for maintaining control of his classroom and how he is helping his students stay on task. He describes the space where he used to teach and the place in his living room where he teaches now. He talks about small routines that he has built to connect him to what life was like before quarantine and to integrate family time into his work from home.

Interviewer Bio:

Annelise Finney is a European American cis-woman, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She currently works as a radio journalist covering reparations in California and breaking news in the Bay Area. Previously she worked as defense investigator for public defenders offices in New York City and San Francisco. She is an alum of the 2016 Oral History Summer School. She is also an avid sewist, hiker and cook. 

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