Posted May 14, 2020
The National Equity Project’s Hugh Vasquez challenges the status quo to explore what’s possible on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis
As COVID-19 sweeps the country creating massive uncertainty in its wake, our friends at the National Equity Project have maintained their devotion to an honest, clear-eyed assessment of where we are and where we could be. In his article What If… We Don’t Return to School as Usual, Hugh Vasquez dives into the long-term impacts that COVID-19 could have on our education system, as well as the opportunities it presents to transform that system for the better — if we are bold enough to take action now.
Hugh presents a variety of “what ifs” that defy the status quo and look towards a brighter, more equitable future for our students. He challenges his readers to overcome doubting thoughts of “oh, we can’t do that” and instead reframe them in terms of “but what if we did” to get a glimpse of what’s possible as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and re-enter a world of our own making. Read the full post here.
Hugh Vasquez is a Senior Associate at the National Equity Project who, since 2010, has developed and expanded their Leading for Equity work.
The BELE Network is dedicated to reimagining our inequitable school system that has failed too many for too long, and is committed to transforming our classrooms into learning environments that nurture the intellectual, emotional and cultural growth of all students — especially students of color.