For-profit

EDquity Consulting

Website:

www.edquityconsulting.com/

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Status:

For-Profit

Formation:

2020

Type:

Education Activist Organization

Executive Director:

LaTrice Lyle

EDquity Consulting is an Atlanta-based critical race theory-influenced educational consulting firm. [1] Founded in 2020, EDquity has reached over 4,500 teachers, 80,000 students, and 20 school organizations [2] through district and school-level training programs and workshops focused on topics including “dismantling white supremacy culture at school” [3] and combatting “curriculum violence.” [4]

EDquity has said Hispanic Heritage Month is “rooted in white supremacy and colonialism,” [5] teaching “grit” to students is racist, [6] and called for “decolonization” of curriculum and culture at schools. [7] The company also promotes a book list which includes works from controversial critical race theory authors as Ibram X. Kendi [8] and Gholdy Muhammad. [9]

EDquity’s founder LaTrice Lyle was a participant with Teach for America program, [10] has said the United States is “committed to white supremacy,” [11] and supports efforts to “decolonize Thanksgiving” in school curriculums. [12]

History and Leadership

Edquity Consulting was founded by LaTrice Lyle in 2020. [13] Since then, EDquity has reached over 4,500 teachers, 80,000 students, and more than 20 school organizations through its critical race theory-inspired programming. [14]

Prior to founding EDquity Consulting, Lyle was a participant on the left-of-center Teach for America program in 2013. [15] She has said the United States is “committed to white supremacy,” [16] proposed efforts to “decolonize Thanksgiving,” [17] has said “white supremacy culture” is prevalent in majority black schools, [18] and supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement. [19]

Activities and Funding

EDquity Consulting is an educational consultancy group that offers small group coaching, project-based work, and district- and school-level educational development to implement critical race theory-inspired “anti-bias and anti-racist” theory and practice in classrooms based on four key points: [20]

  • Identifying four key levers to apply “antiracism” in real-time in classrooms;
  • Combatting and identifying “curriculum violence” and “curriculum trauma;”
  • Identifying six elements of “social justice education;” and
  • Project-based learning and social justice beginning in fall 2021.

EDquity runs critical race theory-inspired professional development sessions on “anti-bias” and “anti-racist” theory and practice and racial identity development and practice, performs so-called equity audits of curriculums,  and hosts the Antiracism for Educators Conference series for preschool to 12th grade teachers. [21] The group also operates eight-week-long coaching programs and workshops for teachers [22] focused on “dismantling white supremacy culture at school” [23] and combatting “curriculum violence.” [24]

EDquity has said Hispanic Heritage Month is “rooted in white supremacy and colonialism,” [25] teaching “grit” to students is racist, [26] and called for the removal of gendered dress codes, decolonization of curriculum and culture at schools, [27] and the “unlearning of inaccurate history.” [28]

The group promotes its own book list for educators which includes books from controversial critical race theory-inspired authors such as Ibram X. Kendi, [29] Gholdy Muhammad, and others. [30]

EDquity is in partnership with the left-of-center Teach for America and Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth. [31]

Funding

EDquity Consulting receives its funding from program and service fees from events and consulting. The group also works with Washington, D.C., Public Schools, which promotes its “anti-racist” curriculum, [32] and provides equity consulting to the Sun Prairie Area School District in Madison, Wisconsin. [33]

References

  1. “Edquity Consulting LLC.” Bizapedia. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.bizapedia.com/ga/edquity-consulting-llc.html. ^
  2. [1] “Our Mission.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/our-services-1. ^
  3. “Dismantling White Supremacy Culture at School.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  4. “Combatting Curriculum Violence 2.0.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  5. “’Hispanic’ Heritage Month is Rooted in White Supremacy.” EDquity Consulting. October 1, 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/blog/hispanic-heritage-month-is-rooted-in-white-supremacy. ^
  6. [1] “BHM Conversations – Grit IS Racist.” EDquity Consulting YouTube. Uploaded February 10, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlW8lFuWcV8. ^
  7. EDquity Consulting. LinkedIn. October 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. ^
  8. LaTrice Lyle. LinkedIn Post. 2020. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/latricelyle_we-read-kendis-new-book-for-our-last-organization-wide-activity-6671785150818398211-LeC5. ^
  9.  EDquity Consulting. “Books for Educators #doingthework.” Bookshop.org. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://bookshop.org/lists/books-for-educators-doingthework. ^
  10. [1] “Our Mission.” EDquity consulting. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/home-impact. ^
  11. Tweet. Twitter. Posted July 15, 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://twitter.com/ConsultEDquity/status/1415854831835754500. ^
  12. Tweet. Twitter. Posted November 12, 2020. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://twitter.com/ConsultEDquity/status/1377296310341148673. ^
  13. “Edquity Consulting LLC.” Bizapedia. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.bizapedia.com/ga/edquity-consulting-llc.html. ^
  14.   “Our Mission.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/our-services-1. ^
  15. LaTrice Lyle, Ed. M. LinkedIn. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/latricelyle/ ^
  16. Tweet. Twitter. Posted July 15, 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://twitter.com/ConsultEDquity/status/1415854831835754500. ^
  17. Tweet. Twitter. Posted November 12, 2020. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://twitter.com/ConsultEDquity/status/1377296310341148673. ^
  18. “BHM Conversations – Black Educators are EXHAUSTED.” EDquity Consulting YouTube. Timestamp 42:40. Uploaded February 23, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  19. [1] Tweet. Twitter. March 31, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://twitter.com/ConsultEDquity/status/1377296310341148673. ^
  20. [1] “Our Services.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/our-services-1. ^
  21. “Antiracism for Educators – The Conference.” AFECon21. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.bizapedia.com/ga/edquity-consulting-llc.html. ^
  22. Lyft, LaTrice. “Theory to Practice Lesson Plan.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  23. “Dismantling White Supremacy Culture at School.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  24. “Combatting Curriculum Violence 2.0.” EDquity Consulting. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://edquity.lpages.co/theory-to-practice-1/. ^
  25. “’Hispanic’ Heritage Month is Rooted in White Supremacy.” EDquity Consulting. October 1, 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/blog/hispanic-heritage-month-is-rooted-in-white-supremacy. ^
  26. “BHM Conversations – Grit IS Racist.” EDquity Consulting YouTube. Uploaded February 10, 2021. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlW8lFuWcV8. ^
  27. EDquity Consulting. LinkedIn. October 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/edquity-consulting_mework-dothework-activity-6854073294329577472-9nl1. ^
  28.  EDquity Consulting. LinkedIn. October 2021. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/edquity-consulting_mework-dothework-activity-6854073294329577472-9nl1. ^
  29. LaTrice Lyle. LinkedIn Post. 2020. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/latricelyle_we-read-kendis-new-book-for-our-last-organization-wide-activity-6671785150818398211-LeC5. ^
  30. EDquity Consulting. “Books for Educators #doingthework.” Bookshop.org. Accessed November 10, 2021. https://bookshop.org/lists/books-for-educators-doingthework. ^
  31. “Our Mission.” EDquity consulting. Accessed November 9, 2021. https://www.edquityconsulting.com/home-impact. ^
  32. “Equity Strategy and Programming Team.” Washington, D.C., Public Schools. Accessed November 13, 2021. https://dcps.dc.gov/equity. ^
  33. Beyer, Elizabeth. “Sun Prairie hires for new equity-focused administrative role.” Wisconsin State Journal. June 12, 2021. Accessed November 13, 2021. https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/sun-prairie-hires-for-new-equity-focused-administrative-role/article_daeeaba7-44ae-5aee-8967-4b5a709c4404.html. ^
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