Equity Mandates for Public Education at the Local & State Level
We call for a National Equity Assessment for public schools in the United States. Inequity goes far beyond the funding of public schools. We are clear that inequity expresses itself in curriculum, teacher supports, wraparound supports, student climate and community engagement. We are proposing federal and local equity mandates that will penalize districts that refuse to address racial inequity in course offerings, implementation of discipline policies and access to opportunity.