On June 10, 2021, OBI director john a. powell gave an address to Illinois Action for Children, in which he explored some of the conditions, situatedness and moving toward a design that moves all students and groups to realize their full potential. Children, family, and situations differ not just at the individual level but also at the group level similarly to race, class, ability and other important indicators. We can see this difference by either looking directly at how children and family are situated or by looking at data and outcomes. In the contemporary world, education has often been touted as the great equalizer. This very description is parity recognized on unequal situatedness. powell explained that for education to live up to this promise, it must design for equity 2.0 or targeted universalism.
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