We discussed some helpful ways to confront disagreements in a efficient way. I would really like to add that I think respect has a lot to do with that at the end of the day. I think that when you are speaking to someone, and they disagree with you. Hear them out and have them explain their reasons for why they feel the way they feel. Try to honestly see where they are coming from and why they feel the way they do. When it is your turn to speak, try using phrases like “I feel this way because….”. I think it is important to keep yourself open and not rigid. Explain to them why you feel the way you do. Use solid facts and be passionate. I think if we respect each other at the end of the day that disagreements won’t lead to hard feelings.
We also talked about how change made people uncomfortable. People want change , but they don’t like to actually change. It is time people get uncomfortable, and they need to address why something makes them feel that certain way.
If we want education equity, we need to get uncomfortable and demand change. Equity stems from equality. We know this doesn’t mean to give “identical education”, but give the accommodations needed so everyone has equal access to attaining an equal education.