WATERBURY – Children’s Community School will host a Black History Month Zoom forum “Equity in Education” as we speak at 4:30 p.m.
The online-only occasion is free and open to the general public. Guest audio system might be Monroe Webster, retired mayoral aide, and Kathy Taylor, an legal professional and authorized professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
“If COVID-19 highlighted anything,” Taylor stated, “it is that we experience the world and our environment in deeply different and profound ways. Thinking about equity in education, we must examine how students are advantaged or disadvantaged by our educational system, why it matters for all students and society, and how to better serve and meet the needs of every student. Educational equity is not an option, an add-on, or a nice-to-have, it is a must.”
“I’m looking forward to talking about equality and equity with Kathy Taylor on behalf of Children’s Community School,” Webster stated. “One of the primary issues that got here to thoughts once we had been discussing matters was throughout the pandemic, our children weren’t in college. Laptops had been despatched house with them, tablets had been despatched house with them. And I take a look at that as an equality challenge, in which everyone obtained the identical assets. But then once they get them house, have they got the power to know how one can use the assets?
“Do they have the support group in place, i.e. the parents, to assist them with a subject matter?” Webster continued. “Maybe one thing so simple as simply logging on? Do they’ve some grownup supervision, having a mother or father there for help, to encourage them if the kid is hesitant?
“Our youngsters generally are tech-savvy, but then we have others who aren’t. That’s where the equity comes in. Everybody is not starting on the same playing field. So I look forward to sharing those thoughts on Thursday.”
Children’s Community School primarily serves kids from Waterbury whose households dwell at or under the federal poverty stage with a powerful concentrate on character growth and mother or father involvement.
Families symbolize a cross-section of the town’s ethnic make-up.
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