Fighting For Equity

Why ensuring equity as a school leader is a moral issue.

Topics: Equity and Diversity

Principals have an ethical obligation to ensure their students are provided an equitable education. But that’s easier said than done, especially in the midst of charged conversations surrounding school communities. Mark Anthony Gooden joins us to discuss how principals can effectively discuss and implement plans to improve equity at their schools, and why it’s so important that they do so.

Mark Anthony Gooden is Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Professor in Education Leadership, director of the Endeavor Antiracist & Restorative Leadership Initiative, and chair of the Department of Organization & Leadership at the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City.

Liz Garden is principal of Henry P. Clough Elementary school in Mendon Massachusetts, and serves as fellow at the NAESP Center for Innovative Leadership.

Scott McLeod is professor of educational leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver, and a fellow at the NAESP Center for Innovative Leadership.

Want to learn more? Check out Gooden’s Principal magazine article, “When the Fight for Equity Becomes an Ethical Dilemma.