“Equity Reads,” a new book discussion group for parents of children in the Culver City Unified School District will be launching on zoom Sept. 24, 2020 with ‘Project 1619.’
We can have policy discussions about equity, if people don’t have a working grasp of the concept, it won’t mean much. Reading both fiction and non-fiction over the course of the school year while meeting on the last Thursday of the month, parents who are concerned about education can read and discuss titles that touch on the topic.
Webster’s first definition of equity is “justice according to natural law or right specifically: freedom from bias or favoritism.” While much of the rhetoric about discrimination on the basis of race or sex has used the word ‘equality,’ the policy conversations of the the past decade have shifted towards equity. Accepting that different talents and challenges can’t be addressed with equality – think of a short kid playing basketball, or a dyslexic competing in a spelling bee – equity is the focus that will help us to enrich and polish education in our communities and our own families.
Space is limited, so please sign up asap –
Email to [email protected], with
school affiliation ( example – I have two children at El Marino, I have a child at CCMS, I have three children at Lin Howe and CCHS)
phone number to reach you
title of the last book you loved reading
We will have a cohort of no more than twenty parents, and will be meeting on Zoom.
We can’t teach what we don’t know. Let’s read and discuss.