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Building Equity in Math Education: Tia McNair and the Launch Years Initiative

September 21, 2020|By

This video is the second in a series of four that highlight the thinking of math education experts in relation to the Launch Years initiative.

Watch the first video, featuring Just Equations' executive director Pamela Burdman, here:
Rethinking the Role of Math: Pamela Burdman and the Launch Years Initiative

We cannot try to fit a desire to achieve equitable outcomes within the current structure. We’ve got to be willing to dismantle those structures and those policies, and rebuild them in a way that supports the success of our students.

Tia McNair is an expert in equity, inclusion, and student success. She is vice president in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and executive director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, DC.

McNair is also a member of the Launch Years Consensus Panel, a group of education leaders and advocates charged with guiding, developing, and promoting recommendations published in Launch Years: A New Vision for the Transition from High School to Postsecondary Mathematics.

In this new video, McNair points out that, for equity in mathematics education to be achieved, policies and structures at all levels of the educational system must be re-imagined.


The Launch Years report is available as a free download. 


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