TC President Art Levine articulates a bold new vision for the school:
"We decided to focus on equity, which has become an issue of profound importance in our society, because there are large differences between the educations available to high and low income, suburban youngsters and inner-city children, and people of different races. We're talking about how to bridge those differences. This issue has a host of different names; maybe the most common is 'the achievement gap.' But what we mean, precisely, when we talk about educational equity, is the discrepancy in access, expectations and outcomes between the most affluent and least affluent populations."
You see, future teachers of America, it's not how much the kids learn; it's whether they all learn the same exact amount. For this, we must focus on "equity" and "bridging differences" and . . . anything but how to divide fractions.