New Book Offers Proven Solutions to Achieve Equity in Education

prnewswire | March 05, 2019

New Book Offers Proven Solutions to Achieve Equity in Education
The struggle to break the cycle of persistently poor outcomes for students from traditionally under-resourced demographic groups is not a new problem in California; but one team of educators is finding success in closing the gap. With their new book, Shattering Inequities: Real World Wisdom for School and District Leaders, authors Robin Avelar La Salle and Ruth S. Johnson propose that not only is sustainable change possible, it is achievable within any school system."Each chapter of the book opens with a story about a student or educator who will inspire and inform change," said Dr. Avelar La Salle, CEO of Orenda Education and co-author. "By personalizing the experience that so many of our students and leaders face, we hope to tap into their own 'equity heart' and join the journey to transform education."Shattering Inequities gives solutions to familiar problems facing school districts serving predominantly low-income, Latino and African American families. These students persistently perform below their white and Asian counterparts, even within the same school. And these outcomes have come to be a shared issue for the state; in 2017, California schools ranked 69.9 percent -- a C-minus -- and ranked 10th to last in the National Ranking (Noguchi, S., 2017).

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The economics of vouchers and educational savings accounts (ESAs, also known as educational scholarship accounts) are central to their political success because attracting sufficient political support for such educational choice programs depends at least partially on persuading opponents that these programs will not deprive schools of needed funding for the remaining students. The economic concept at the heart of this dispute is marginal cost. Marginal cost, in the education context, is the additional cost incurred from educating one more student (or the amount expenditures can be reduced if educating one fewer student).

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