Why Academic Excellence Isn’t Enough to Achieve Equity


In his new Rigor & Relevance series post, ICLE founder Bill Daggett shares what he’s learned about the challenges of achieving equity for all kids, not only from his role as a former teacher and state education administrator but also as a father of five.

Preparing today’s students means shifting from our current fixation on the test—one that measures basic academics—and instead focusing on what kids need to be successful beyond school, and then building our curriculum through that lens. The critical ingredient is relevance. Equity can’t be achieved only through academic excellence—it also requires relevant academic success.

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