Thinking Deeply About Difference: The Professional Approach to Diversity in Schools
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Independent schools have been working hard on diversity issues for 20 years or more. But the results are often mixed. The number of students of color has increased, but an achievement gap based on race exists in many schools. While the number of teachers of color has risen, the number of heads of color has remained stubbornly low. In addition to race, schools wrestle with the inclusion of a growing number of international students and with managing socioeconomic diversity in school community. What next steps must independent schools take to live up to their diversity missions? What does it mean for school leaders to truly own diversity work? Is it time to teach diversity as an academic discipline — as essential knowledge for life and citizenship?