Bowie's Equity Committee

We are a group of 40+ faculty and staff members who meet to critically examine the policies and practices of our school and intentionally disrupt those that perpetuate inequity.

Mission: Fight for Educational Equity

Educational equity means that each child receives what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential. 

Working towards equity in schools involves:

  • Ensuring equality high outcomes for all participants in our educational system; removing the predictability of success or failures that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor;
  • Interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive multicultural school environments for adults and children; and
  • Discovering and cultivating the unique gifts, talents and interests that every human possesses.

From the National Equity Project.

As a staff, we've agreed to...

  • share our experiences and recognize the broader group-level patterns.
  • differentiate between knowledge and opinion, holding our opinions lightly and with humility.
  • be mindful of intent versus impact.
  • embrace discomfort.
  • expect and accept non-closure.
  • ensure what happens here leaves here.