From the website:
Stuyvesant. Bronx Science. Brooklyn Tech: all nationally ranked public high schools considered among the best … Each year, thousands of 8th graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools …
Only one in five will get in.
Accusations of racial discrimination have been leveled … as black and Hispanic youth … represent only 5% of the student body … Meanwhile, Asian Americans and whites form supermajorities. In September 2012, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights to challenge this admission policy.
This documentary follows the struggles and challenges of a diverse group of students, many of them immigrants and working class, as they prepare for this all-important test.
I met Curtis a few years back and have had the opportunity to hear him speak a couple of times. He is very vested in social justice issues; I know that this film will be an important one. You may know his name from his previous work, “Vincent Who?” (highly recommended)