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ERIC Number: ED516799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-24
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Review of "The Lottery"
Tate, William
National Education Policy Center
The documentary film "The Lottery" focuses on the battle between advocates for a New York City charter school provider, Harlem Success Academy Charter Schools (HSA), and those presented as charter school opponents. It uses the struggle of four students who hope to get into a charter school as a vehicle to examine how difficult it is for poor children to receive a high-quality education in America's large urban districts. Unfortunately, while there is much that is very real and poignant about this film, its zealous advocacy for charter schools fundamentally misdirects viewers away from the actual evidence about the mixed results that charter schools have achieved. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder, National Education Policy Center
Identifiers - Location: New York