The State of Schools: Students Combatting Inequity

Tuesday, March 7
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 18ABC

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Amanda Wahlstedt
Prichard Committee: Student Voice Team - Key Strategist

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Andrew Brennen
Student Voice - Natl Field Dir

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Ben Gurewitz
Diverse Learners Coalition - Co-Founder

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Zaakir Tameez
Houston ISD Student Congress - Founding Speaker

Summary

Student Voice’s national tour has found that students are struggling to reach their goals in the face of steep institutionalized inequity. While initiatives such as Affirmative Action, and scholarships, like the Gate's Millennium Scholars, have made serious headway into decreasing the barriers many students must surmount in order to pursue an education, there are many students of color from low-income families, and/or with learning differences who have to contend with a system designed to keep them from realizing their dreams. This all-student panel will discuss how students in the US are using their voice to change the status quo and combat inequity to achieve their scholastic aspirations

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Featured
Track:
Equity
Tags:
student design thinking creativity

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