Purpose of Page
To support TUHSD's Policy 0415: Equity
"The purpose of this Racial Equity Policy is to confront, actively address, and eliminate the institutional, systemic, and structural racism that harms students and staff…"
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Links For Learning
Ernest Crim III
I use Black History to empower, educate & create equitable systems.
Teaching While White Podcast
Episode 25: Despite the Best Intentions
Jenna speaks to John Diamond and Amanda Lewis about their book, Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequity Thrives in Good Schools. They discuss how white teachers and white parents can perpetuate racial disparities, despite their best intentions.
Book-Excerpt: The Role of White Parents
This chapter, "The Role of White Parents in the Pursuit of Racial Literacy and Equity", is from the book Learning and Teaching While White: Antiracist Strategies for School Communities (Equity and Social Justice in Education) authored by Jenna Chandler-Ward and Elizabeth Denevi (published July 26, 2022).
Tamalpais Union High School District Policy 0415: Equity
Original Adopted Date: 06/14/2022 | Last Reviewed Date: 06/14/2022
Tamalpais Union High School District schools aspire to be centers of culturally responsive learning and high quality equitable education for all students. The purpose of this Racial Equity Policy is to confront, actively address, and eliminate the institutional, systemic, and structural racism that harms students and staff, and results in the predictability of outcomes that are correlated with race and ethnicity. The focus of this policy on racial equity by no means diminishes the importance of addressing inequities experienced by other marginalized groups. Identifying and ending racist policies and practices that perpetuate inequities will improve achievement, wellbeing, and school connectedness for all students.
Overview of the elements to be discussed in the policy
The priority of TUHSD schools is to provide a safe, supportive, and student-centered learning environment to all students. This work will take place in concert with staff, students, parents/families, and social justice educational experts to create hiring practices, staff and student racial incident reporting mechanisms, professional learning, curriculum and instructional practices, mental health support, and systems and structures that dismantle oppression, to eliminate racism, colonialist perspectives, and white supremacy.