Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Equity, Justice, Inclusion, Diversity – These Words Are Not Dangerous or Wrong

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Submitted by Gail Bardin

Questions have been raised about the use of the words “equity,” “justice,” “inclusion,” and “diversity” in CUSD policies and classrooms. For centuries, scholars, schools and communities have used these words and concepts to imagine a more just, fair, and productive society and to debate the best ways to achieve that ideal.

There is no logical reason to prohibit CUSD students or staff from doing the same. Our students will undoubtedly hear these words in college, in the news, in the books they read, and in the jobs they have. These words are not dangerous or somehow wrong. We can all agree that we want our students to be prepared for life off-island. School is the place to learn how to think, how to reason, how to debate. Let’s prepare our students to be citizens who understand and contribute to a just, fair, and productive society.

Gail Bardin






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Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]