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SFUSD Definition of Equity: The work of eliminating oppression, ending biases, and ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants through the creation of multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial practices and conditions; removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor.

The vision shared in the following pages is as much about addressing these longstanding disparities and inequities as it is about making classrooms vibrant, more engaging centers of learning that prepare all of our students for opportunities in both San Francisco and the wider world.

Great cities demand excellent—and equitable—public education systems. Yet despite good intentions and well-orchestrated efforts in the past, we do not yet have a premier public education system that can provide a solid foundation for all of the children of this generation—let alone generations to come. We must insist on a vision for a whole new world in which innovation, community, family, leadership, and social justice are a seamless part of what great teaching and learning look like in San Francisco. This is critical, because the quality of our public education system can and will play an enormous role in nurturing the soul of the city and in defining its future.

This is a seminal moment in the city of San Francisco. How we prepare our students will have an impact on the community members they become. How invested we become in their success—as a district and as a city—will be reflected back to us for generations to come. Yet as Vision 2025 clearly illustrates, we believe it will be possible to look back on the decade that is about to unfold as the time when we worked together across racial, language, and economic lines, harnessing all that the city has to offer in service of creating an education system that attracts and engages all youth and families in a world-class education that both lives up to and enhances the global reputation for innovation that is San Francisco.

This page was last updated on June 19, 2022