While I agree with whaat has been said in the draft document about equity, most of it could be said in a few sentences. What seems to be missing, however, is why equity. Why is equity important in mathematics education? Why might it be more important than equity in arts or social studies education? The short answer is economics. More than almost any other educational variable studied, achievement in mathematics education correlates most highly with income. This is not just true in our society; it's true all over the world. Society's economic rewards are given disproportionately to those who know math. This should one of the main driving forces behind our most visible document. The standards document needs to be much more explicit on the economic reason for the equity principle.