Our YAL chapter at Cleveland State University helped sponsor a showing of the documentary, “Waiting for Superman” on campus. Working with the organization StudentsFirst, we wanted to bring awareness to the college community on the injustices within the educational system and to show what the community can do about it.
We had a sign-in sheet for the event and gave out information about StudentsFirst and YAL. We also gave out snacks and drinks and had a raffle drawing for a $50 gift card to the CSU bookstore.
We had a good crowd of people around 20 who showed up in the early morning from 10 a.m. till noon to watch the documentary. The crowd of people was diverse in age and ethnicity; it was great thing to see.
Education is important in every society. The United States’ public educational system has declined among the top countries and many students are forced to go to bad schools because of where they live. Many parents are realizing there should be more choices for students in the type of education they receive. Many of them have chosen to sent their kids to charter and private schools that provide better quality teaching. This documentary helped shed light on some of the problems with our public educational system.Published in