The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), and TODOS: Mathematics for ALL have all called upon mathematics educators across the country to make social justice a key priority in our work in order to create systemic change that will promote “fair and equitable teaching practices, high expectations for all students, access to rich, rigorous, and relevant mathematics, and strong family/community relationships” (NCSM & TODOS, 2020).
Heeding this call to action, the RIMTA board is working to establish a Committee for Access and Equity and to more actively engage our members (and future members) in our work to promote positive and inclusive math learning opportunities. To this end, we are seeking educators throughout the state who would like to help drive this work as members of the Committee for Access and Equity or through other RIMTA work (e.g.; conference planning and Twitter chats) to help empower Rhode Island educators and to hold us all accountable for ensuring equitable access and outcomes for marginalized students within our classrooms. If you are interested in joining this work or if you would like to learn more about these effort please contact Sara Donaldson at firstname.lastname@example.org.