“In Illinois and elsewhere, the system is doing what it was designed to do: reproduce racial and social privilege by perpetuating the legacy of “separate and unequal” in our schools. The bottom line is Black and Latino students receive disproportionately less on a national scale in Chicago. We need to change that from within. In Surge, I see an opportunity to work in affinity with educators of color to come to consensus on non-negotiables for our work centered on equity.”

Passionate about providing transformative learning for educators, Liam Bird is a coach and facilitator bridging research, policy, and practice to disrupt inequity in our school system.

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