A reading to ground individuals’ understanding of equity accompanied by reflection questions


This primer unpacks foundational concepts around equity and the roles of identity and context. In addition, readers will find definitions for key terms used in conversations about racial equity and be prompted to explore biases that they may be holding, either implicitly or explicitly. This reading will explore the following:

  1. An expanded definition of leadership
  2. What inequity looks like in school systems today
  3. Why inequity seems so entrenched
  4. What is equity

Throughout and at the end of the reading are questions to help readers process reactions to the reading and connect concepts in the text to their own experiences.

Preferred Citation

“Introduction to Leading for Equity” developed by the National Equity Project