Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging on Educational Equity

  • Ask clarifying questions to get to the root of their concerns.
  • Leverage youth voices and stories when showing why equity is necessary.
  • Unapologetically share examples of equitable practices in action (humanize the statistical realities).
  • Appeal to shared values (e.g. the importance of students being able to see themselves and their cultures in the books they read, etc.) and look for common ground in education.
  • Be intentional about messengers — lean into trusted education voices (not political appointees).
  • Be defensive.
  • Engage with the trolls.
  • Assume most people truly understand what CRT or equity is.
  • Get stuck in a debate on what CRT really is and how your work is or isn’t CRT.
  • Repeat the other side’s negative framing to address criticism.
  • Water down why equity is critical for students, adults and society.
  • Apologize for elevating, listening to and advocating for students.
  • Expect to win in one conversation — changing hearts and minds takes time.

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