Title

Leadership for Social Justice in High-Poverty Schools: Exploration of Equity and Fundraising in an Urban-Suburban School

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-16-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership

Volume

23

Issue

1

First page number:

93

Last page number:

110

Abstract

School fundraising is a practice that is common in many schools in the United States. This is also true in high-poverty schools where there are many financial needs that are often not met. Lincoln Elementary School is one of these schools. A well-intentioned first-grade team of teachers develops and works to implement a plan to fundraise using their students to get monies for needed classroom technology. A problem arises when the reward designed to incentivize students to raise funds is put into question by one of the first-grade student’s parents. This complex case considers inequity, fundraising, intentions, principal decision-making, critical consciousness, and leading high-poverty schools using a lens of social justice.

Keywords

Equity; Social justice leadership; School fundraising; High poverty schools; Tittle I; Urban suburban schools

Disciplines

Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Urban Education

Language

English

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