Two members of Marin Promise Partners Executive Committee, San Rafael City Schools and Canal Alliance, were recently featured on a segment of Fox KTVU Chanel 2 news in response to a racial incident at San Pedro Elementary School.
After being notified that a 4 by 6 foot piece of paper with the words: “Got English?” was draped it over the school’s marquee, Superintendent Hogeboom shared his disapproval in the school newsletter, but also used the incident to discuss the long-standing issue of racial segregation. He also noted that San Rafael schools are planning dual-immersion programs because bilingual skills are valued in the workplace and sought after because they give students a competitive edge.
Omar Carrera, Executive Director of Canal Alliance, noted that “Nobody is pleased to see segregated schools, but the question is how is that happening, in 2020, in one of the most progressive counties of the United States? … we want to make sure all students feel welcome, supported, and loved.”
Supporting each other to speak up and take action for racial equity is a core element of the Partnership. See below to learn more about what partners are doing to close educational equity gaps and promote culturally responsive action throughout Marin county.
More Cultural Responsiveness Resources
MPP Statement in Support of High-Quality, Affordable Childcare in Fairfax and San Anselmo (English/Español)
Marin Promise Partnership fervently believes that Marin’s children deserve high-quality childcare in a safe and caring environment. As a Partnership, we value the tremendous work done by the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center to support its children and families, most of whom are children of color and all of whom are living in poverty. We also
Spread the word: We’re looking for a Manager of Collaborative Action to help Community-based Partners unite around bold, transformative, collaborative strategies to achieve educational equity.
The following is a list of additional resources related to the Partnership Learning Brief on Diversifying Marin’s Educator Workforce.
This Learning Brief, through a case study approach featuring the Sausalito Marin City School District and its Superintendent Dr. Itoco Garcia, looks at how Marin Educators for Equity Initiative Partners are working together to increase their BIPOC educator workforce so that it more closely aligns with the demographics of the county’s student population.
Our county’s persistent educational equity gap is unacceptable. Marin Promise Partners invite the next Superintendent of Schools to join us in refusing to settle for a world in which a child’s educational potential is dictated by race, ethnicity, zip code or financial circumstance. Let’s unite to put educational equity at the center of the election.
This Learning Brief highlights the Partnership’s regional implementation of its unique collaborative approach to closing educational equity gaps for students and families in West Marin. This case study outlines some promising indicators of success that may spark similar action in other regions.
Comprehensive overview of the Partnership all on one page