Rapidly changing demographics in Lexington, Neb., forced town leaders to look for ways to involve newcomers in public life. In particular, they needed to encourage Latino families to play an active role in their children's education. This guide helped open the doors to much needed parent involvement. Also available in Spanish, it provides a basis for a rich discussion. Anchored in personal experience, it offers a range of views and solutions, and ends by giving participants an opportunity to set priorities for action. The guidelines for the facilitators are clear, and the language is simple and straightforward.
Relevant to all walks of life
Covers a variety of perspectives
Uses clear, uncomplicated language
Promotes discussion of trade-offs
Shows a clear path to action