The Lottery

The Lottery

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This documentary, directed by Madeleine Sackler, shows the tough choices that face inner-city parents regarding their children's education. With public schools, especially in poor areas, often failing to effectively educate children, many parents have turned to charter schools. The film examines the issue and chronicles the journey of four families from Harlem and the Bronx in New York City attempting to overcome the long odds and gain entrance for their children in a successful charter school.
Starring Joel Klein, Susan Taylor, Cory Booker
Director Madeleine Sackler