ERASE Racism Announces New Education Equity Working Groups
- Structural Strategies: focusing on re-districting, magnet schools, inter-district transfers, and other mechanisms that would move beyond the current rigid school district boundaries.
- Pedagogy: exploring the impact of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) as a tool for academic rigor and racial integration, combating implicit bias in the classroom, strategies to reduce the achievement gap, and incentives for cultural competency training for public school teachers and administrators.
- Funding: exploring new ways to use funding to decrease the academic gap, such as providing universal pre-K, altering state and commercial and residential tax funding formulae to increase resources where needed.
- Current Affairs: Evaluating state-wide education policies and local school district policies and practices for potentially harmful effects on education equity, educating others and formulating appropriate responses.
In addition to the activities that we will undertake with the working groups, ERASE Racism will continue its research and seek effective messaging to persuade residents to listen and engage. If you are passionate about ensuring that every child on Long Island, regardless of their race or income, is offered a quality education, then we hope you will consider joining one of these working groups.