“District Leaders Urged to Rethink Community Engagement Strategies”

District Leaders Urged to Rethink Community Engagement Strategies is an interesting post over at Education Week about a recent address by former Milwaukee School Superintendent Howard Fuller.

Here’s an excerpt:

Fuller said school district leaders must reflect the racial makeup of the families they serve in order to achieve meaningful community engagement. That presents a real challenge, he added, since white people lead most higher-performing schools, and much of the funding goes to certain groups of “like-minded and racially homogenous reformers.” Further complicating this issue, Fuller said, is the lack of diversity in the pool of future teachers and education leaders which he says is because public schools have failed minority students for years.

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