Here are some reports related to HCPSS Equity session on June 5th, 2019.
05 21 2019 Promoting Diversity through Student Assignment Initiatives PowerPoint
06 05 2019 Diversity and Inclusion WS Docs
How to find the triangle between technical correctness, organizational implementation and political support and provide opportunities for all students is always a challenging work.
- Technical correctness analysis needs establish a baseline for the outcome we expect. For example, when we talk about 100% high school graduation rate, we should know that is not technical correct. However, it will gain political support. A controlled study for technical correctness will be an important study to create a baseline.
- Organizational implementation needs check the reality due to the limited budget the school has. How to pull the resources together to support the equity work is not straightforward. Then organization change may happen if a new superintendent comes online. We should remember nationally a superintendent’s tenure is 3.2 years which is less than a four year contract. So a sustainable long term, organizational implementation plan should be created.
- There is no doubt that political support is always here. However, due to different understanding on how to achieve the goal and help our students’ to achieve their full potential, there is a high possibility that different opinions will arise. How a program should start and be implemented will vary. Unfortunately these different opinions may be viewed as not supporting school equity. We need overcome this type of accusation.