The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the country and the board is now developing a plan to improve classroom experience, particularly for Asian American students. On May 28th, the Los Angeles Unified School District board unanimously passed the “Everyone Counts” resolution. According to the LA School Report, this measure is dedicated to improving diversity within the school district.
This resolution will attempt to create more inclusive data and ensure that all communities are being heard.
“This past year, we heard a bold message from our community partners — now is the time to disaggregate data in L.A. Unified,” said Monica Garcia, the LAUSD board president.
According to Garcia, data disaggregation will help combat harmful stereotypes used to describe minority groups. For example, disaggregated data help bust the myth that all Asian students perform well.
CAUSE reports that this initiative will hopefully bring new programs to struggling communities.
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