Special Thanks

We Dedicate This Site To Dr. Shirley Walker Dixon

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This site is dedicated to the memory of Shirley Walker Dixon, a devoted advocate of equitable education for all students.  Dr. Dixon earned three degrees from Cabrini University (’84, MEd’89, EdD’18), was a Cabrini Trustee, a beloved faculty member, a tireless mentor and respected national leader in education diversity efforts.

Cabrini University’s Senior Honors Convergence class would like to thank every person who helped us learn more about the impacts of education inequity in the school system. Your contributions made this site possible. Thank you!


Abel Rodriguez, Director of the Center on Immigration at Cabrini University

Allison Landry, Teacher and Support professional

Anette Trejo, Student at Cabrini University

Anne Rohrict, Chief Financial Officer of Norristown School District

Avi Wolfman-Arent, Education Journalist for WHYY

Bette Tate-Beaver, Executive Director for the National Association for Multicultural Education 

Bobby Disano, HVAC Employee

Brenna Martin, Senior at Cabrini University

Bridget Algeo, Technology Coordinator at St. Thomas the Apostle School

 Brittni Jennings, African American History Teacher at Constitution High School

Christina Wall, Kindergarten Teacher

Christopher Gluck, Police Sergeant in Radnor, PA

Cosmo Terrigno, Professor at Cumberland County College and HeadMaster at Private School

Diane Reott, Founder of the PA Dyslexia Literacy Coalition

Dr. Lawrence Mussoline, School Superintendent

Elaina Toff, Student at Sterling High School

Elizabeth Maglio, Assistant Head of School at the Woodlynde School

Ellen Coulston, Transition consultant with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in Delaware

Giovanni Ramos, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Community Academy, Philadelphia Charter School

Hector Wangia, High School Teacher

Helen Mannion, Curriculum Developer, Trainer and Coach

Jamie Wurtenburg, Early Education and Special Education Major at Cabrini University

Jana Tidwell, Parent

Jeff Mallory, Assistant Vice President for Diversity Inclusion and Student Advancement at Duquesne University

John Doyle, High School Teacher

Jose Rodriguez, Director of University Diversity at Cabrini University

Joseph Kramer, Former Philadelphia School District Police Officer

Julia Downs, High School Science teacher

Julie Wheeler, College and Career Counselor at a high school

Jullissa Lora, Social Worker at Community Academy of Philadelphia

Kat Evanowicz, Social Worker Operations Supervisor at the Department of Child Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP

Katherine Norris, Education Professor at West Chester University

Kathy Dargay, Liberian at St. Thomas the Apostle School

Keith Hickman, Director of Continuing Education at the International Institute for Restorative Practices

Kristen Cardamone, Preschool Teacher

Lawrence Feinberg, President of the School Board in Haverford Township

Lewis Diuguid, Political Action Committee Chair for the National Association for Multicultural Education

Lynn Yamasaki, Retired Teacher

Maguerite Stephens, School Social Worker

Marlyn Vogel, School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist and School Neuropsychologist

Dr. Martha Ritter, Chair of the Teacher Education department and Associate Professor of Education at Cabrini University 

Mary Jo Hebling, Assistant Director of Continuing Education and Lecturer at the International Institute for Restorative Practices

Matt Cahill, Middle School Teacher

Matthew Rivera, School Board Member in Norristown, PA

Meghan McCray, 4th Grade Teacher

Melissa Lachall, Case Manager, School Psychologist and Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michael Moore, Plant Fleet Mechanic

Mimma-Marie Camaratta, Teacher at Sterling High School

Monique Martin, Delaware Department of Education, Equity & Educator Development, Educator Support Team

Nicholas Louis, Student at Cabrini University

Olivia D’Allard, Student at Delaware Valley Friends School 

Rachel DeBias, Sixth Grade Language Arts Learning Support

Reynelle Brown Staley, Policy Director at the Education Law Center

Dr. Ron Whitaker, Professor and Education and Director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity and Improvement at Cabrini University

Sam Steinberg, Social Studies Department Chair at Delaware Valley Friends School

Shantel Small, Special Education Teacher

Susan Ratajski, Middle School ELA Teacher

Ted Wachtel, Established International Institute for Restorative Practices

Terri Power, Principle of St. Cyril of Alexandria School

Vincent Stephens, Director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity at Dickinson College

The honors convergence class would also like to thank the Cabrini University communications department faculty and staff for their constant support and encouragement to tell stories that matter:

Mrs. Cathy Yungmann, Adjunct Professor of Communication

Dr. Dawn FrancisAssociate Professor of Communication

Dr. Jerry Zurek, Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. John Cordes, Adjunct Professor of Communication

Dr. Nune Grigoryan, Assistant Professor of Communication

Mr. Usame Tunagur, Assistant Professor of Communication

Ms. Jillian Smith, Manager of Student Media Operations 


What is Education Inequity?

Sovereign by Kevin MacLeod


The History of Education Inequity

Clean Soul by Kevin MacLeod

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0:44-0:47 John Seb Barber, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

0:47-0:51, 2:16-2:36 Jaspedro, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Are Students Receiving the Proper Resources to Succeed?

Luminous Rain by Kevin MacLeod

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Inadequate Funding and its Impact on Students

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

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Sincerely by Kevin MacLeod

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Education Inequity Impacts Support Staff

Deep Relaxation Preview by Kevin MacLeod

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AUDIO: The Impact Funding Has On School Expenses

Forrest Song

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Easy Lemon by Kevin MacLeod

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Touching Moments Five- Circle by Kevin MacLeod

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AUDIO:  Why Accommodations Are Essential

 Travels piano version by AlekSound

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AUDIO:  School Safety

Simple Melodic Sequence by Waveplay

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AUDIO: Training For Trade Work As An Education Outcome

 Sincerely by Kevin MacLeod

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Audio - Basics of Restorative Practices

White by Kevin MacLeod

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Audio - Advocating for Students With Disabilities

Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5050-wholesome

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AUDIO:  Having Technology in Schools Can Help Teachers Feel More Safe

Music: Simple Melodic Sequence by Waveplay

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Where do We Start Looking for an Answer?

Windswept by Kevin MacLeod

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