The school’s name – The Equity Project – emerges from the dual meaning of the word equity
. Equity means the value of an investment. TEP is particularly interested in teacher equity
, the value of teachers in student achievement. Equity also means fairness and equality. TEP is focused on providing students from low-income families with equal access to outstanding teachers as a means of achieving educational equity
. Ultimately, TEP’s mission is a synthesis of these ideas:
|TEACHER Level →
||STUDENT Level →
|TEP aims to re-imagine the teaching profession as a place in which teachers prioritize their own growth – as pedagogical experts, content specialists, intellectual seekers, and community leaders.
||TEP aims to achieve educational equity for students from low-income families by utilizing world-class teachers to maximize every student’s academic and personal potential.
||TEP aims to inspire others to effect positive systemic change by investing in teacher equity in the form of rigorous qualifications, redefined expectations, and revolutionary compensation.