Position Statement DRAFT

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Diversity at the Lower School

"Everyone is One of Us"

In the Lower School at Milton Academy, we value our differences as well as our similarities. Acceptance and celebration of differences are indeed integral parts of the Lower School experience. We recognize that heightening our awareness of the issues of diversity, as they relate to our parents and children, our faculty, our curriculum, our admissions work and our day-to-day lives at the school, requires our ongoing attention. Through a variety of means, including constructive and open discourse, we work to create a community which builds upon its history and is increasingly inclusive in all its dimensions. We strive to be:

A school where children will encounter both mirrors of their own background and experience and windows of difference, through which they may broaden their view of others and themselves.

A school where an open-minded appreciation of the commonalities and differences evident in ours and the broader community (such as race or ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, gender, national origins, family composition, sexual preference, physical or cognitive capabilities, political affiliation, etc.) is fostered. A place where students understand and support the notion that everyone is indeed one of us.

A school where students will be encouraged to become involved and active citizens of their community by seeking to question and counter various forms of p

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000


It's great!

This statement is a great summary of all the discussions! Leave it exactly the way it is please

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000

I think it is too vague

I think the position statement should talk about how to specifically implement the goals

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000

It's not vague, it's inclusive

I disagree. The position statement should only include high level goals. More important, it should set the tone for those thinking about implementation. In this way it continues to invite ideas from staff and families as they join the school in future yea

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000

Grammar error in statement?

Microsoft Word thinks that "which" should be "that" in the first paragraph of the position statement draft

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2000

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