Our latest equity challenge is bringing technology to juvenile hall. Security is everyone’s main concern, but it is now coming at the cost of these students’ education. How can we prepare 21st century learners, and help students get on track, without tools of the working world?
There is also a lot to be said for human capital at underachieving schools, and the equity issues there. Quality teachers will not stay in environments where they are not supported, and students suffer the shuffle of teachers and understaffed schools.
As a community of learners, we can join together to support each other and address issues of inequity. Support at board meetings with parents and staff can be effective, also joining forces with the community to tap into resources and embrace diversity most immediate to the students we serve.