Equity top priority for new PAT chief

In an interview with The Oregonian‘s Kim Melton, incoming Portland Association of Teachers president Rebecca Levison puts equity at the top of the list of teacher concerns.

“We need equity across the entire district,” said Levson. “It should be part of what we do.”

When the word “equity” is thrown around by district leaders, too often it’s no more than a buzzword. But most teachers, especially those who, like Levision, have taught in North Portland, get what it really means.

Levison also talks about teacher workload, top-down decision making, and getting “teachers at the table at every level of decision-making.”

Here’s wishing her luck in all these very well-placed priorities.

Steve Rawley published PPS Equity from 2008 to 2010, when he moved his family out of the district.