PRINCIPLES OF EQUITABLE SCHOOLS

Developed by the NCSECS Equity Coalition

NCSECS and Equity Coalition members developed the "Principles of Equitable Schools," [Principles] to establish a standard of equity intended to help parents, policy makers and other stakeholders weigh their options when choosing a school. Through these essential principles, NCSECS and the Equity Coalition aim to establish core principles that should be upheld by any school enrolling students using public dollars. With one unified voice, the Equity Coalition offers the following Principles to collectively preserve and promote access and quality for all students.

 
 

Join us in our Commitment - Sign on to the Principles

We invite all stakeholders who are invested in achieving equitable options and outcomes for students with disabilities to demonstrate their commitment by signing on to the Principles.

  • Schools and Charter Management Organizations will strive to align their school design, policies, and programming with the Principles,

  • Charter Support Organizations will advocate for policies that align with and foster environments that embrace the Principles,

  • Education and Parent Advocacy Organizations will advocate for policies that align with and foster environments that embrace the Principles,

  • Philanthropic Organizations will strive to align their grant-making policies and practices with the Principles,

  • Authorizers will strive to align their authorizing criteria, practices, and regulations with the Principles, and

  • Policymakers will strive to align their statutes and appropriations with the Principles.

Our hope is that you will share updates with NCSECS about the successes and challenges your organization experiences as you utilize the Principles to guide your work.This feedback will be critical to:

  1. Identifying replicable best practices,

  2. Identifying, coordinating, and developing resources and supports necessary to uphold the Principles; and

  3. Informing advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels.