Education Deans for Justice and Equity
Public education has, in many ways, functioned historically to sort and marginalize various groups, and so-called “reforms” often exacerbate the problems. The purposes and the promises of public education are to prepare all students to succeed and flourish in life, and we insist this cannot be done without explicitly and intentionally addressing inequities and injustices in education, particularly regarding nationality, language, race, social class, gender, sexuality, religion, ability, and other dimensions of diversity. As deans of education, we have a moral responsibility to act on the following principles, individually and collectively.
Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE) is a nationwide alliance of education deans that advances equity and justice in education by speaking and acting collectively and in solidarity with communities regarding policies, reform proposals, and public debates.