Educational equity was the topic of a survey given to the 2020 Hamilton County school board candidates through Chattanooga 2.0, an education partnership founded in 2015.
Chattanooga 2.0 defines educational equity “as intentional supports, resources and policies designed to meet the individual needs of each learner and eliminate disparities in outcomes, ultimately ensuring that all students have the opportunity to unlock their full potential.”
Executive Director Molly Blankenship said in a video statement that equity has been the source of much discussion.
“Most recently because of the national conversation taking place about racial injustice,” Blankenship said. “We think it is an important moment to set common definitions around equity.”
In the five-question survey, one question asked the candidates their view on educational equity defined by