SMART’s Commitment to Equity

SMART was established to improve reading outcomes for Oregon kids, helping them develop literacy skills, self-confidence, and a love of reading. We acknowledge that deep racial, cultural, social, and economic inequities in our country and state make it harder for some children to succeed compared to others. That’s why Equity is a fundamental concept in our program.

equality

EQUALITY = SAMENESS
GIVING EVERYONE THE SAME THING
It only works if everyone starts from the same place

 

equity

EQUITY = FAIRNESS
ACCESS TO SAME OPPORTUNITIES
We must ensure equity before we can enjoy equality.

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