Eskolta School Research and Design Inc
Eskolta is dedicated to catalyzing the capacity of educators to reinvent schools,inspiring the students the school system has failed and unleashing their potential.
Across the United States, more than half a million students drop out of high school every year. They can and must do better. Schools must offer cultures, practices, and strategies to re-engage students who have been left behind, to become student-centered and motivating for youth who have found themselves the victims of repeated failures, of discrimination both intended and unintended, of low expectations both expressed and implied. While many factors contribute to this problem, it is a reality in American public education that students who have fallen behind are disproportionately in families with low incomes and disproportionately members of communities that have been on the wrong side of inequities and injustice in their society, including people of color, recent immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community. Structures within public education often reflect systems of oppression in their nation as a whole, where racism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia, and sexism contribute to struggles in school. The schools that serve students who are behind are too often regarded as broken or blamed for problems when in fact talent and hope, pride and potential reside behind the walls of these schools.
At Eskolta, they believe that their education system—imperfect though it may be—represents the key means of inspiring, equipping, and empowering young people to build a better future. Through their work, they aim for teachers and students to be supported and valued, affording them the opportunities and capacity to succeed.See more