Addressing Inequities in What We Do
Strong Start to Finish views equity in education as the means to rectify injustices in the distribution of resources, practices and policies. This calls for addressing issues of access and success for students who are negatively impacted by institutional policies and practices, and we do this in our work with the Strong Start to Finish network.
We believe that in order to address inequities, ineffective developmental education policies and practices must be replaced with procedures and perceptions in support of students who are racially minoritized, those with low incomes and adults who are returning to college.
We focus on these students’ success because although efforts to reform developmental education have resulted in improved student outcomes in the aggregate, access to and pass rates continue to be lower for students who are racially-minoritized, have low incomes and are returning adults.