True equity is impartial.

I applaud our current Board of Education members for their thoughtful February 21 discussion surrounding the World Language Program (5 Elementary), its implementation in Title I schools and their diverse opinions about the efficacy of continuing the World Language Program in this budget climate for HCPSS, when dismantling the program will save an approximate $2.4m.  

Ultimately our Board has voted not to dismantle the World Language Program, which on first glance seems like a victory for those of us seeking equity in access and instructional support in public education.  But is this decision truly impartial and the best one for the neediest students in the near and long term?  I look forward to having this discussion with Howard County voters, because Every Stakeholder Matters.