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Katrina Traylor, Lesson in Equity
May 07

In a vocabulary lesson on the word “feminism,” a student gives the word “equity” as a synonym. Humanities teacher Katrina Traylor asks the class if they know what equity means, and tells them that they should know, since they attend June Jordan School for Equity. A discussion ensues, and Ms. Traylor explains the difference between equity and equality, using movie theater bathrooms to illustrate the difference. This type of spontaneous teaching on key social justice terms is common in JJSE classrooms.