Equity work has long been associated with the notion that educational outcomes will improve if practitioners provide individual support to the "right students," typically meaning students of color, students from marginalized groups, or students underserved by our social institutions. While well-intentioned, this approach is shortsighted and ignores the role of systems, including education, in outcomes. This brief explains how school teams can begin to address long-standing systemic inequities via PBIS core components to create and sustain change.
Leverson, M., Rose, J., & Smith, K. (May, 2021). Beginning to Address Equity in Tier 1 Systems. Center on PBIS, University of Oregon. www.pbis.org.