Tag Archives: equity

Blogging a few quick thoughts from @MichaelEDyson

I am in Phoenix Arizona today for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) presidents’ conference which is themed this year “Stewards of Place Reimagined.” ]I was honored to be invited by my new mentor Millie Garcia, AASCU president, to experience the professional learning that the presidents of our nation’s state colleges and universities receive. I look forward

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Opposite of Equity: #TFA Attempts Narrative Control

From Opposite of Equity: TFA Attempts Narrative Control. It is never ok to control the narrative of someone else’s trauma or oppression–not as an individual, not as an organization.  Furthermore, it is not ever ok for White, affluent, Ivy-League-connected people of power (particularly those who claim to be “equity-driven”) to attempt to silence and shame the narrative of those who have been marginalized. Therefore, Teach

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Is Money spent on Public #Education Equitable?

A longstanding issue in school finance research and litigation concerns whether money spent on public education is equitable. Traditionally, researchers examined if money spent on public education was equitable across districts within the same state. Given that public education is partially funded by local property taxes, districts with higher property taxes generally spent more to educate students than districts with

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A Quandary for School Leaders: Equity, High-stakes Testing and Accountability

Heads up on our brand new piece on accountability and high-stakes testing in the new Routledge publication entitled Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity. (I don’t receive royalties, only a meager professor’s salary…) Citation for our contribution: Vasquez Heilig, J. & Nichols, S. (2013). A quandary for school leaders: Equity, high-stakes testing and accountability. L. C. Tillman

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