EdInsights stands in solidarity with demands for racial justice, and commits to actions to identify and dismantle white supremacy, structural racism, and oppression in public education. We will work to ensure that our education systems deeply value and provide meaningful learning opportunities for Black students. We take the President of Sacramento State’s charge to hold his colleagues responsible for action very seriously. Our initial commitments are to:
- Increase our efforts to listen to Black students and colleagues about their experiences in California’s education systems to inform the questions we ask, issues we research, and impact we have.
- Re-examine our statewide initiatives—the CSU Student Success Network and California Education Policy Fellowship Program—through the lenses of anti-racist scholarship and action. This includes, for example, the curriculum, pedagogies, and recruitment—and who is at our leadership table. These initiatives are driven by the belief that we must question and change who sets the agendas for public education. We can and will improve our work.
- Re-double our efforts to conduct research that reveals racial disparities in education and be clear about actions that should follow. This includes renewing pressure to be able to access data that can be disaggregated by race in order to understand the disparate impact of policies and practices on Black students.