Using Data to Guide Difficult Conversations around Structural Racism


Lesli C. Myers is superintendent of Brockport Central School District in New York. Kara S. Finnigan is associate professor of education leadership at the Warner School of Education of the University of Rochester.

The superintendent and an education researcher in Rochester (NY) present a framework for grounding difficult conversations on race and implicit bias in system-level data, to avoid blaming and shaming and to break through defensiveness to arrive at solutions.