Generation All Leads Workshop on Identifying Equity Issues in Schools
Dozens of teachers from around the city gave up their Saturday to assess racial equity issues within their own schools and across the district. The first Schools for Racial Equity Summit was organized by Chicago United for Equity and held at National Teachers Academy where faculty and community members continue to organize in resistance to the closure of this majority African-American, Level 1+ school.
Our own Beatriz Ponce de Leon and Alexios Rosario-Moore facilitated a workshop designed to help teachers identify racial equity issues within their schools. Some of the issues that came up involved disciplinary inequities, faculty representation, funding and resources, and enrollment systems. Teachers left the summit with concrete plans to address racial inequity in their schools.