Stuck Improving

Stuck Improving Racial Equity and School Leadership

Decoteau J. Irby
paper, 264 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-657-5
Price: $34.00

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An incisive case study of changemaking in action, Stuck Improving analyzes the complex process of racial equity reform within K–12 schools. Scholar Decoteau J. Irby emphasizes that racial equity is dynamic, shifting both as our emerging racial consciousness evolves and as racism asserts itself anew. Those who accept the challenge of reform find themselves “stuck improving,” caught in a perpetual dilemma of both making progress and finding ever more progress to be made. Rather than dismissing stuckness as failure, Irby embraces it as an inextricable part of the improvement process.

About the Author

Decoteau J. Irby is associate professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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