Inequity in Education
There are 18 F schools in Caddo Parish school system. However, it does not suffice to blame the school administrators, staff and students alone. This is a critical issue that is the direct result of persistent and pervasive community issues. Without the full participation of community members, agencies and businesses- failure will persist. WE believe that the school system should build curricular modules and environments that respond directly to the issues in the community in which the school exists. Thus the term “school-community”. Therefore we are hosting a variety of meetings that respond to local issues such as widespread food deserts, and a growing crime issue amongst youth. ASAP Shreveport has decided to address these growing issues through participation in school board meetings, partnership with the local Superintendent and school programs, and developing a Sustainable School Transformation plan. Right now, we are partnering with other community agencies to put our plan into action as we head toward the first Community-wide Meeting, and Community-School Collaboration Symposium.