Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets
American education systems and structures are
to produce inequitable outcomes.
That’s the elephant in the (class)room.
The design behind the system.
We know it’s there, and we know it needs to change.
But we seldom even acknowledge it.
If our schools are going to redesign inequitable systems
and build solutions that center humanity, justice, and self-actualization
for every young person, educator, and community as a whole…
We have to start with acknowledging the elephant.
We have to start with
acknowledging the elephant.
And then acknowledging that equity is not a destination.
It’s not a tactic.
It’s not a theory.
Equity is a journey. Equity is a practice.
New Teacher Center has a vision for addressing the elephant in the (class)room and reimagining what public education can be.
When we center teaching in the humanity of educators, students, their families, and communities…
through three powerful, integrated shifts in mindset and practice…
we can reshape and rebuild our educational systems.
We call these shifts…
Anchors for Equity
Explore the Anchors for Equity
Learn about the commitments you can make to each Anchor. Spend time on an experience journey to build your own custom approach to the work. Hear from everyday practitioners working on equity in their classrooms and districts.
teaching and learning as a dynamic relational human exchange
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systems to sustain equity