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The Lottery [DVD]

Focuses on the charter school experience for African American families. In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. Follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery to attend the Harlem Success Academy, a public charter school founded by Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.

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Summary: Focuses on the charter school experience for African American families. In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. Follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery to attend the Harlem Success Academy, a public charter school founded by Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.
Title: The lottery [DVD] / Great Curve Films ; distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures ; produced by Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed and edited by Madeleine Sackler.
Publisher Date: [Wilmington, DE] : Great Curve Films, c2010.
Subject: Charter schools -- United States. Charter schools -- New York (State) -- New York. Educational change -- United States. African American children -- Education -- Case studies. African American children -- Education. Charter schools. Educational change. New York (State) -- New York. United States.
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Call Number: 371.10973 Lot
Oclc: 660027459
Upc: 037117024438
Bib Id: 502841

Format: DVD
Summary: Focuses on the charter school experience for African American families. In a country where 58% of African American 4th graders are functionally illiterate, The Lottery uncovers the failures of the traditional public school system and reveals that hundreds of thousands of parents attempt to flee the system every year. Follows four of these families from Harlem and the Bronx who have entered their children in a charter school lottery to attend the Harlem Success Academy, a public charter school founded by Eva Moskowitz, a former New York City councilwoman. Out of thousands of hopefuls, only a small minority will win the chance of a better future. Uncovers a ferocious debate surrounding the education reform movement. Interviews with politicians and educators explain not only the crisis in public education, but also why it is fixable. A call to action to avert a catastrophe in the education of American children, The Lottery makes the case that any child can succeed.
Title: The lottery [DVD] / Great Curve Films ; distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures ; produced by Blake Ashman-Kipervaser, James Lawler, Madeleine Sackler ; directed and edited by Madeleine Sackler.
Publisher, Date: [Wilmington, DE] : Great Curve Films, c2010.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Charter schools -- United States.
Subjects: Charter schools -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subjects: Educational change -- United States.
Subjects: African American children -- Education -- Case studies.
Subjects: African American children -- Education.
Subjects: Charter schools.
Subjects: Educational change.
Subjects: New York (State) -- New York.
Subjects: United States.
Genre: Documentary films.
Genre: Nonfiction films.
Genre: Feature films.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Case studies.
Other Author: Sackler, Madeleine.
Other Author: Ashman, Blake.
Other Author: Lawler, James.
Other Author: Canada, Geoffrey.
Other Author: Booker, Cory.
Other Author: Fryer, Candice.
Other Author: Gotbaum, Betsy.
Other Author: Gotlin, Meredith.
Other Author: Klein, Joel I., 1946-
Other Author: Moskowitz, Eva S.
Other Author: Held, Wolfgang, 1963-
Other Author: Adebimpe, Tunde.
Other Author: Smith, Anthony Gerard.
Other Author: Great Curve Films (Firm)
Other Author: Breaking Glass Pictures (Firm)
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film.
Notes: Special features: Tribeca Film Festival Q&A panel; deleted scenes; press; interviews.
Notes: Director of photography, Wolfgang Held; music, Tunde Adebimpe, Gerard Smith; editor, Madeleine Sackler.
Notes: Participants: Geoffrey Canada, Cory Booker, Candice Fryer, Betsy Gotbaum, Meredith Gotlin, Joel Klein, Eva Moskowitz.
Notes: DVD, 1.78:1 aspect ratio; 2.0 stereo. or 5.1 surround sound.
Notes: In English with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Publisher Number: GCF001
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 371.10973 Lot
Medium: [DVD]