Social Equity andPublic AdministrationChapters 7 and 8
Chapter 7 ; Social Equity, Law andResearch▪ Equity in the Law – Greater equality has occurred in the past century▪ Government services and contracting▪ Education
Issues the author presents▪ A Paradigm of anti-bureaucracy, anti-governmentand anti-tax, (Agree orDisagree)▪ Even as more publicadministrators have sought forsocial equity, we’veexperienced greater inequality.▪ The issues lie in the broadnessthat equality and equity extend
Defining this ChapterWhat is EqualityIs there equal access?Is there equal funding?Do demographics change theoutcome of the education?What is QualityHow well are the studentsmeeting expectations?How are test scores compared toother schools?Grades
The Correlation and Differences betweenEquality and Quality▪ The Arc of Education EqualityReform1. Brown vs Board of Education2. ESEA 19653. IDEA 1990The results are unfundedmandates left with a still pressingissue of quality gaps.Fair
Continued.....▪ The Arc of Education QualityReform1. A Nation At Risk – 19792. No Child Left Behind – 2001The change from equality toquality in the 90’s and 2000’sfocused the attention on badschools and failing teachers whilefailing to recognize key problemsstill exist in means of equity.Test
Public Administration ResponsibilitiesRecognizing the issueswith public education interms of both equality andquality and recognizingthat having one withoutthe other is fundamentallyimpossible.
ConclusionsSocial justice requirespublic administrators tonot only recognizeequality, but to use it asa fundamentalcornerstone of policymaking and to extendthat with the law andpolicies available. Thisis also important inregards to education asit is a vital importance inachieving social justiceto educate thepopulation equally.