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A parent in Arizona’s Kyrene School District, Scott Weinberg, spoke to his school board opposing the Corwin Deep Equity Program, criticizing it as “divisive social justice propaganda targeting our teachers and students.” Purple for Parents opuses the consulting company’s work. .

What is Corwin Press Inc.?

On Nov. 27, 2013, Corwin Press, Inc., was registered as a corporation, based in Thousand Oaks, California, with the California Secretary of State. The company is incorporated in the state of Delaware.

Since then, Corwin, a unit of SAGE Publishing, Inc., has promoted itself as a “premier provider of professional learning resources that equip PreK–12 educators with innovative tools to improve teaching and learning.” It also advertises “on-site consulting services for all educators.”

What services does the Corwin Press Inc. offer?  

Corwin sells a program called “Deep Equity” to school districts and schools.

It offers a free PDF download, “We Can’t Lead Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity.”

What K-12 work has the  Corwin Press Inc. done?


Chandler Unified School District

The Corwin contract was ended, with the local media reporting about parents angry about the program, one article headlined, “End of Controversial Deep Equity and Yes Programs in CUSD.”

Another local media article was headlined, “Chandler School Equity Training Stirs Argument.”

Kyrene School District

On March 1, 2019, Kyrene School District announced that it awarded a contract to Corwin to “support ongoing equity work.” It said Corwin would “perform professional development and training on equity and diversity.”

It said three other vendors — KOI Education, Kamm Solutions and Human Services Development Collaborative — were “also identified as potential providers of supplemental services.”


Eagle County Schools

Local media reported that Eagle County Schools chose Corwin as a contractor, with an article headlined, “Eagle County Schools Deep Equity Program Continues with Youth Equity Stewardship.”


Batavia Public Schools District 101

On Aug. 28, 2018, Batavia Public Schools District 101 hired Corwin as a consultant, according to its BoardDoc records.

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303

In June 2021, local media reported that St. Charles Community Unit School District 203 “to pause Deep Equity training until after equity audit is done.”


West Des Moines Community Schools

On April 27, 2017, West Des Moines Community Schools reported that it would implement the “‘Deep Equity’ Framework.”

The statement included this comment: 

“This is not a canned program, but is tailored to the needs of our district and our community,” said the local superintendent Lisa Remy, at the April 24, 2017, School Board meeting.