New Business Item 136 (2019)Referred to the Appropriate Committee
Beginning no later than July 1, 2020, the National Education Association will change all new print and online publications, ceasing the use of the phrase "achievement gap," and using the phrase, "education debt," instead.
The phrase "achievement gap" puts responsibility on students and schools. "Education debt," on the other hand, emphasizes that any "gaps" experienced by our students of color are due to historic harms as experienced by our communities of color.
John Dunegan - KS
This item can be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget at no additional cost.