Equity is key to eliminating achievement gaps
Can today's schools help all students achieve at grade level, regardless of race, income, ethnicity, gender, and language? In Equity 101, visit schools and school systems that have created the expectations, rigor, relevancy, and relationships in order that high levels of achievement become the norm, no matter the student's diversity. This first volume of a four-book series outlines a simple, yet powerful Equity Framework for school leaders to implement institutional equity.
Based on the common characteristics observed in highly successful diverse schools throughout North America, Equity 101 provides the foundation necessary for educational leaders and teachers to equitize their school and school systems by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases. Join best-selling author Curtis Linton in examining Whiteness as a lens for understanding our personal, institutional, and professional responsibilities in building equity for all students.
Readers have access to on-demand videos and an online community keyed to central concepts of the four books: The Equity Framework, Leadership, Culture, and Practice. Ultimately, this powerful series provides a clear vision and action plan for creating system equity—a place where excellence is the norm for all students.
The challenge with equity is that it is tiring. How can we sustain our efforts when, daily, we are buffeted by resistance, doubt, and a thousand other diversions? The first step in realizing the moral purpose of equitizing schools is not deflecting the work of equity simply because it cuts too deeply and too personally into who you are as an individual, an educator, and an institution. The very day I finished writing this book, I was sitting on a plane next to a White woman. During takeoff, I had been reading the seminal book, Dismantling Racism, by Joseph Brandt. The purpose of this book is for White people to challenge the very source of racism—prejudice and power within the White community. ...