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Film and Q&A with director Curtis Chin

The film is 90 minutes, after which there will be a Q&A with writer/producer/director Curtis Chin.

The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme.

Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70% of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5% at the city’s most elite public high schools. Meanwhile, Asian Americans make up as much as 73%.

This documentary follows a dozen racially and socioeconomically diverse 8th graders as they fight for a seat at one of these schools. Their only way in: to ace a single standardized test. Tested includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores such issues as access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth.

Curtis Chin, Writer/Producer/Director


Sponsored by the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE)

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