Starting Your School's Equity Journey / Chapter 1: Why Does Equity Work Matter? What is Equity? What is Equity Work?
Big Idea - Why does equity work matter? What is equity? What is equity work?
Understanding the why and what of equity


This chapter includes an overview of equity terminology and explains the importance of shared language in equity work. This chapter also provides a conceptual foundation for what follows in the rest of this book, where you will find suggested processes of action and reflection for teams or individuals to support your equity work.

Through this chapter, we hope that you will understand the what and why of equity and equity work and have a common language, which will be important as you collaborate with others in doing this work.