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End of controversial Deep Equity and YES programs in CUSD

Corwin Deep Equity is being utilized in school districts throughout the states highlighted in purple. The program was implemented in Chandler Unified up until the district's recent decision to phase it out.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

January 16, 2020

After months of controversy, parent complaints, and community concerns, the CUSD governing board has officially begun to phase out the Corwin Deep Equity program, based on the essays of Dr. Gary Howard. The curriculum was introduced at the beginning of 2019 as a part of the board’s Journey 2025 plan ...

Speaking up about Deep Equity

A huge crowd gathers at the December CUSD board meeting. The citizen comments section lasted an hour and a half, and every speaker made comments about Deep Equity.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Our last issue of the Precedent featured the introduction of the Corwin Deep Equity program to the Chandler Unified School District. The program is meant to “create equitable learning spaces for all students within CUSD and cultivate the voices of students to serve as leaders in their learning community...

Large crowd attends CUSD governing board meeting to discuss Deep Equity

Large crowd attends CUSD governing board meeting to discuss Deep Equity

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

From being applauded as a program, “designed to address opportunity gaps...achievement gaps in academics…[and] discipline gaps,” as described by a Kyrene School District parent, or a program that is “attacking students on the basis of their skin color,” according to Fox News reporter Tucker Car...

Perry teachers sound off on Deep Equity policy

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 18, 2019

The recently introduced Deep Equity program has been met with both approval and criticism from Perry staff members. Here’s what your teachers have to say about the new policy. The Precedent editorial staff chose to keep the teachers’ names anonymous in order to protect their identity.   PRO: The...

Q&A with CUSD director of equity, Dr. Adama Sallu

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Dr. Adama Sallu is the director off equity and inclusion at the district. The Precedent staff got to have the following question and answer session with her on the topic of Deep Equity. ANNA MYERS: Who wrote/created the program? DR. ADAMA SALLU: Corwin through the work of Dr. Gary Howard developed...

Equity program’s aim is that “every student can be successful,” and is not political, district says

Senior Sareya Taylor speaks on the student panel sponsored by the YES program for Perry faculty members at the October staff meeting. It was an opportunity for teachers to ask questions about equity in the classroom and get students’  responses.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Are you legal? Oh. You’re planning on going to college? These kinds of questions are a common weekly occurrence for senior Sareya Taylor.  Taylor is Native American, and this story is not an unusual one. Over the past two years, the Chandler Unified School District has been working to subme...

A rise in deep equity clubs

Norma Rios is seen helping an ELL student with homework. She works with the ELLs at the end of each school day.

Vivian Duong, A&E Editor

November 8, 2019

The deep equity movement has slowly come across campus, stressing on the importance of equality to provide an inclusive environment to individuals. In the attempts to seeing more diversity among schools, equality for all have been prevalent in several clubs.  “The deep equity movement is moving slowly...

Deep Equity; A Stride Forward for Education

Deep Equity; A Stride Forward for Education

Grant Williams

December 16, 2018

As well-intentioned as the educational philosophy of past generations and its admonition to “not see” color or religion or any other descriptor of background may be, this attitude of instruction is becoming increasingly incongruous with a rapidly diversifying America. To many, such a phrase constitu...

The student voice of Perry High School
Deep Equity