A Campaign for Equity: Introduction
Published in Annual Report - 2004
"Educational equity." It sounds lofty-but what does it really mean?
At Teachers College, equity can begin in our own back yard with something as basic as helping a struggling child learn to read. It can take a village, to borrow a phrase: a school where committed teachers, involved parents and an innovative curriculum enable disadvantaged children to succeed. It can be a model for teaching literacy that is guiding an entire city-or it can be expertise in a court case that could reshape the way a state finances its schools. It can be research that tells the entire nation why it's worth it to invest in helping the most at-risk students graduate from high school. Or it can be a project to rebuild the school system in a war-torn country halfway around the world.
These are just a few of the many activities going on at TC that are part of our new mission.previous page