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New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza on Advancing Equity and Excellence in Schools

May 23, 2019 57:01

“My parents had no privilege. My parents had no treasure. The only thing they had was a dream that their children would be educated, and that they would be cared for, and that they would have the opportunity to do better than what they had done. So when I say to you that I’m an unapologetic, vociferous, sometimes a ravenous defender of traditional public education, it’s because that is from whence I came. If you are an educator, I would very humbly, respectfully say you need to be one, too.” New York City Chancellor Richard Carranza, one of the most forceful advocates on equity and desegregation, discusses the moral and societal imperative of creating equitable educational opportunities in New York City—and in public school systems across the country—for children of color and low-income students in his keynote address at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington. Carranza was a 2015 Leaders To Learn From honoree recognized for leadership in English-language-learner education when he was superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District. Read his profile: https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/richard-a-carranza-superintendent-english-language-learner-education/

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