Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Ray Raineri ’57
Tech has had a lot of diversity from the year it opened. If you examine the yearbooks at 5-year intervals, you will see that Tech High always had a good representation of Asian, blacks, and Latinos. When I was there, Tech was the designated high school for students from another country who needed to get a good dose of English. I remember kids from Latvia and Germany. I didn’t have too much interaction with the Asian kids, so I am not sure what Asian countries the students may have come from. There were also kids from South America. Students were bussed in from the Oakland Army Base. You could see the old painted bus, much different from the AC transit and Key System, pull up.