With the release of Louisiana School Rankings and Geoffrey Canada's recent speech in Shreveport, I wanted to find something to help administrators and parents to take action or, at the very least, begin a conversation within school communities. I came across this toolkit that you can use to facilitate a screening of "Waiting for Superman" that is meant to spark conversations and spur action.
I hope that you will choose to host or schedule a screening and use this toolkit. This isn't only for PTA members, school administrators. It's meant for all those that want to see change and demand action in Shreveport & Bossier schools.
The Grad Nation Facilitator Toolkit on Waiting for "Superman"
Prepared by America's Promise Alliance
This discussion guide is a tool to help engage your community in conversation about the local education system and how individuals can make a difference. We believe the dialogue surrounding the documentary Waiting for "Superman" can serve as a catalyst for a movement on behalf of our young people, providing them access to more opportunities for an excellent education. Agreeing to host a screening and discussion will enable you to both leverage and advance the work you do - whether that means re-energizing your current team, engaging additional partners, finding funders or recruiting volunteers. By using this guide, you have the opportunity to raise awareness about your work and recruit additional stakeholders to help you change the trajectory for many young people in your community.