Educational equity means that each child & adult receives what they need to develop to their full academic, emotional, and social potential.
Our educational partners (students, staff, and families) will have access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to imagine, nurture, and achieve their dreams-a choice filled life.
our equity statement
The San Diego Unified School District is committed
to dismantling systems of oppression and inequity.
We will create equitable and inclusive schools that
ensure students have what they need to be
successful in school and life.
Working towards equity as a district requires
proactive and continuous investment in
historically marginalized groups who have
endured centuries of systemic oppression.
SDUSD is committed to transforming our
system by hearing and elevating under-
acknowledged, under-valued voices, sharing
power, recognizing and eliminating bias, and
distributing resources to provide equitable
San Diego Unified School District acknowledges
the existence of—and will work towards interrupting
and eliminating—systems, processes, and mindsets
that perpetuate social or cultural factors as
predictors of opportunities & outcomes.
San Diego Unified School District will embrace,
celebrate, and honor our students, families,
staff, and community members and their
unique cultural histories, while
ensuring each student has the
support, tools, and resources to
create a choice-filled life.
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It is possible to achieve more just, equitable, and liberating systems.
Our current systems perpetuate inequity by design
We need one another - our fates are linked.
It takes rebel leadership to abolish unjust systems and catalyze positive change.
Transforming power and co-creation are core tenets of equity.
It is our legacy to fight for our collective freedom. We will win.
the Equity Division organizes to proactively and responsively design & deliver equity-focused learning, coaching, and resources that are research based and aligned with observed and stated community needs;
school teams of education professionals will engage in high-quality professional learning and coaching grounded in equity consciousness, ethnic studies pedagogy, strong leadership practices, and a continuous improvement process;
they will more effectively implement equity-focused, rigorous, research-based practices in their school contexts; feel seen and supported within their teams, and have a greater sense of critical self awareness.
all students, including historically marginalized students, demonstrating improved academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes.
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"To refuse to participate in the shaping of our future is to give it up. Do not be led into passivity either by a false sense of security (They don't mean me) or by despair (There's nothing we can do) Each of us must find our work and do it."
Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, revelling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.