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Dismantling Education Inequities by Walking the Talk

During this discussion, speakers explored how to translate commitment to equity into reality.

Key topics included:

  • Systems are designed to perpetuate inequity; disruption of systemic processes and performance requires a new design
  • Authentic spaces require safety and bravery, enabling voices to be equitable and engaging in conversations on education justice
  • Equity mindsets require internal analysis, reflection, and humility
  • Multi-level audits (curriculum to instruction) must continuously identify inequities and propose creative solutions for change
  • Transparency requires not only setting equity goals, but to share progress, challenges, and shortcomings to demonstrate accountability


  • Sharif El-Mekki, Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Black Educator Development
  • Magaly Lavadenz Distinguished Professor of English Learner Research, Policy and Practice, Executive Director, Center for Equity for English Learners, Loyola Marymount University
  • Keisha Rattray, Director of Program Strategy and Delivery, New Teacher Center
  • Desmond Blackburn, Chief Executive Officer, New Teacher Center
  • Atyani Howard, Chief Program Officer, New Teacher Center
  • Erika Reese, Senior Director, Internal Learning, New Teacher Center

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