Diversity Is an Important Part of Education
Choosing a school for our precious kids can be hard. Knowing education is a predictor of health, it feels even more important. It’s so important that it often drives where we choose to live. But it’s not easy to understand how “good” a school is. A big factor that we weigh are test scores. How well are the kids doing on the standardized exams? Or, how many graduate and go on to college? But, what about diversity of experiences and exposure along the way to the diploma? If we value culture, language, and cross pollination of ideas and stories, we value difference. We have to go beyond the typical definitions of a “good” school and consider all that our kids can learn through the exposure they get to people who are different than us and the creativity and innovation that diversity can bring.