Walking the Equity Talk: A Guide for Culturally Courageous Leadership in School Communities

Since the beginning of the 21st century, government at the federal and state levels has tried to dramatically increase accountability for the academic outcomes of all students, as exemplified by education legislation and funding mandates. One result has been major reforms in the preparation and professional development of educational leaders. Nevertheless, the disparities in student educational outcomes have persisted despite changes in funding priorities and school/leadership reforms. This practical guide is designed help increase the consciousness, willingness, and political savvy of all adult school community stakeholders to successfully implement equity reforms. It proposes a bold, new leadership paradigmuCulturally Courageous Leadershiputhat facilitates the adoption of the values, beliefs, attitudes and skills needed to achieve equitable educational outcomes.