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Wednesday, November 16 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
“Tested” – A Documentary Film and Reception hosted by the UCEA Executive Committee and Graduate Student Council

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Join members of the UCAE Plenum, Executive Committee and Graduate Student Council for a reception and viewing of the documentary "Tested." 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 socio-economically 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. TESTED was written and directed by Curtis Chin, a Detroit native and community activist. Curtis has written for ABC, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon, and won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the San Diego Asian American Film Foundation. The GSC and UCEA will host a fireside chat with Curtis on Saturday at 12:20 pm in Columbus. Presenters: Monica Byrne-Jimenez, Hofstra University Wesley Henry, University of Washington

Wednesday November 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 4 - Cartier

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