When: Monday, October 12, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:45 PM
Where: Anderson Auditorium, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Edgewood College
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. For more information about the film, visit http://www.testedfilm.com
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Curtis Chin is an award-winning writer and producer who has written for ABC, NBC, Fox, the Disney Channel, and more. As a community activist, he co-founded the Asian American Writers Workshop and Asian Pacific Americans for Progress. In 2008, he served on Barack Obama's Asian American Leadership Council, where he participated in helping the campaign reach out to the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, Newsweek, and other media outlet.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Multicultural Education and Ethnic Studies Program, School of Integrative Studies, School of Education, and the COR General Education Program.