Why Equity?


How many effective schools would you have to see to be persuaded of the educability of all children? 

If your answer is more than one then I submit that you have reasons of your own for preferring to believe that basic pupil performance derives from family background instead of school response to family background.
– Ron Edmonds

Educational equity means that each child receives what he or she needs to develop to his or her full academic and social potential.

Working towards equity involves:

  • Ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants in our educational system; removing the predictability of success or failures that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor
  • Interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive multicultural school environments for adults and children
  • Discovering and cultivating the unique gifts, talents and interests that every human possesses.