Reclaiming the History of Equitable Improvement

75-min | Livestreamed

People often say that the connections between equity and improvement are being newly established.  Others question if improvement is compatible with liberatory aims because it traces its lineage to manufacturing and businesses concerned with the bottom line– instead of people. This session asks educators to consider an alternative lineage to our understanding of improvement by looking at the work of activists and organizers.  Acknowledging that all the methods are not the same as those we use today– people in this session will ponder–

  1. What can we learn from organizers about how to improve? and
  2. How might we revolutionize improvement in education by employing strategies of organizers?


Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Clemson University, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership