Equity 101- The Equity Framework
- Curtis Linton - School Improvement Network
Foreword by Bonnie M. Davis
Equity is key to eliminating achievement gaps
Can today's schools help all students achieve at grade level, regardless of race, income, ethnicity, gender, and language? In Equity 101, visit schools and school systems that have created the expectations, rigor, relevancy, and relationships in order that high levels of achievement become the norm, no matter the student's diversity. This first volume of a four-book series outlines a simple, yet powerful Equity Framework for school leaders to implement institutional equity.
Based on the common characteristics observed in highly successful diverse schools throughout North America, Equity 101 provides the foundation necessary for educational leaders and teachers to equitize their school and school systems by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases. Join best-selling author Curtis Linton in examining Whiteness as a lens for understanding our personal, institutional, and professional responsibilities in building equity for all students.
Readers have access to on-demand videos and an online community keyed to central concepts of the four books: The Equity Framework, Leadership, Culture, and Practice. Ultimately, this powerful series provides a clear vision and action plan for creating system equity—a place where excellence is the norm for all students.
"By examining schools that are successful with traditionally underserved students of color through an equity lens, Curtis Linton offers a practical approach to education reform that leaves no room for excuses."
“The 'real' work of educational communities can only be achieved when we take into account the needs of all learners. As Linton clearly demonstrates, we must use our equity lens to ensure achievement for all.”
“Linton provides a thought-provoking and reflective stare into our roles as educators. This book touched me personally and professionally. Linton’s stories validated my own experiences. Race does play a role in how children are educated, but it need not be a roadblock to excellence.”
“Curtis Linton's Equity 101 provides today's educators with a practical guide for transforming their schools into ideal places of learning where all students and their teachers perform at optimum levels and equity is the norm.”