Monday 21st May School Leadership for Equity and Social Justice

Essential Question: How can school leaders lead for equity and social justice in a diverse, multicultural society?

Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter:

                        Joshua Bornstein, Ph.D. Felician University

Schools are notorious for replicating society’s inequalities and biases. Although money is a salient factor in the inequality equation, the issues are not just economic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/08/property-taxes-and-unequal-schools/497333/

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/young_lawyers/publications/tyl/topics/access-to-education/racial_inequality_public_schools.html

Race is also a major factor.  Our term for a likely path for young black men, the School to Prison Pipeline, is frighteningly true.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/segregation-school-funding-inequalities-still-punishing-black-latino-students-n837186

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00131725.2017.1280753

 

Our presenter, Dr. Josh Bornstein, is an expert school leader with expertise in reducing inequality in public schools in New York.  His landscape lecture will provide participants with the state of our schools and their leadership today.  Participants will experience conducting an Equity Audit in the workshop.

 

 

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