Equity is about having fairness and making sure everyone has an equal opportunity. Being fair is about everyone having the resources they need to be comfortable and successful. For schools to be more equitable I think teachers and administrators have to see the needs of their students and help the students get to a point where they feel like they are being treated fair and given equal opportunities to succeed, along with feel supported by their peers, teachers, and administration. Our schools are required to have equity for students, however schools define it as equality. While this is not a bad thing, equality does not always give everyone or every school equal funds, instruction, or treatment. Unfortunately the individuals and schools who receive the most advantages are the ones that are not usually in need of the assistance. I think that for schools to be more equitable there needs to be a lot of people wanting to commit to changing schools and the school system. Right now school funding is not equitable. Without fair funding school suffer from not being able to offer resources for their students. Resources are needed to help make schools more equitable for students because things like tutoring, counseling, and other supports for student help them be able to succeed. While funding plays a large role in it all, I think another thing that would help schools be more equitable would be more support from teachers and school being a safe place for students.
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