What makes equity so hard to achieve are its many facets, so numerous and complex they are hard to define. This inability to define equity handily is especially confounding for urban districts that reach out to our organization, the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education (NUA), for help in translating their commitment to “equity” into practices to stem the tide of unnecessary underperformance plaguing their schools. These districts are predominantly in cities where “urban” is a euphemism for “low-performing” students of color and their teachers (Jackson, 2011, p.1).
The National Urban Alliance mourns the death of Mary Oberg, our “Champion for Change” in Minnesota.
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@NUATC on TwitterICYMI: John Hurley, Canisius College Prez's op-ed on our urgent & ongoing work with the Center for Urban Education. bit.ly/2is7ds5
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Underpinning all of our activities is our powerful advocacy for children and youth. We work with students, teachers, superintendents, central office staff, principals, building-based leaders, and communities to advocate for high expectations for all, active learning, and authentic tasks.