Pedro Noguera: ‘Path to excellence is through equity’

| March 23, 2016

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

One of the nation’s leading researchers on education equity earlier this month called on Arizona leaders to “speak up for equity” and work together to identify and change policies, practices and gaps in access that are denying learning opportunities to the state’s most vulnerable youth, among them homeless, special education, immigrant, Black, Latino and Native American students.

“There’s potential for excellence in all kids,” said Dr. Pedro Noguera, professor of education at the University of California-Los Angeles. “That should be what drives us to make sure that all kids get the education they need and deserve to support themselves, their families and their communities.”

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