Advancing equity in education with evidence and democratic engagement.

What is Democratizing Evidence?

Democratizing evidence is about ensuring that diverse stakeholders, particularly those most closely situated to the issues, have the power and opportunity to shape the production and use of research evidence.

For too long, evidence has been the provenance of the elite, but we can shift that dynamic. Individuals and institutions can leverage resources and wield considerable influence on the conventional wisdom about how, by whom, and for whom research evidence is produced and used. Achieving equity is the key goal.

This means envisioning an education system of the future that is informed by evidence and democratically engages people from different civic and professional roles, races, ethnicities, incomes, ages, and positions in society, in decision making about high quality education for everyone.