The NewSchools Venture Fund will hold its annual meeting in Oakland on May 8. This is appropriate because Oakland has been one of the cities targeted by the billionaires who support NSVF, with the goal of eradicating public schools. As you will read, a significant number of public schools have been turned into charters, draining $57 million from public schools, which must cut services and programs to satisfy the greed of the billionaires. Make no mistake: their goal is privatization and they don’t care how much suffering they cause to public school students to get what they want. The public schools and their students are collateral damage.