Thursday, March 1, 2018

March/April Journal examines equity

The March/April issue of The Illinois School Board Journal asks, “What is equity?” and “Why should we talk about it now?” Discover with us that every school district and every institution has its own equity story, and addressing equity in public education starts with the deep roots of the many cultures of Illinois and the effects of those cultures.

The Journal aims to identify equity work and explain the need for a social justice framework for districts’ equity efforts. We also offer how and why board members must get “on board” with the implementation of those efforts. This issue profiles Reverend Courtney Carson of Decatur, who now serves on the board in the same district that once expelled him. The Journal also regards equity from a national perspective, as well as dig into the data on minority teachers in the Illinois workforce.

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