This resource demonstrates how equity audits can support increased achievement for all students, regardless of socio-economic class, and provides “inequity indicators” for evaluating your school.

Increasing Equity Consciousness

Increasing equity consciousness

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.

Ernesto (Che)Guevara

In the previous chapter, we discussed the importance and characteristics of being an equity-oriented change agent. The change to which we are referring begins with a school in which some students or student groups may be learning at high levels, but where not all students or student groups are learning at these levels. In other words, there are inequities in student performance, and these inequities are represented by the “achievement gap.” Since there is an achievement gap among student groups in nearly all schools, all districts, all states, and thus, a nationwide gap in achievement, we can surmise that what we ...

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