WAYS YOU CAN REACT TO FILM
1.VOLUNTEER or spread the word about Advocates for Children of New York, an organization dedicated to helping students from low income families or students with disabilities receive an excellent education.
3.TAKE ACTION TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Nationwide, Students for Education Reform is an excellent way to get involved as a college student. JOIN a chapter, START one, become an ADVOCATE, or find an INTERNSHIP fit for your interests and location.
4.EDUCATE yourself. Learn about charter school terminology here.
The Lottery is a feature-length documentary that explores the struggles and dreams of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in the months leading up to the lottery for Harlem Success Academy, one of the most successful schools in New York. The four families cast their lots in a high-stakes draw, where only a small minority of children emerges with a chance at a better future. The vast majority of hopefuls will be turned away.
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