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Saturday, November 19 • 11:00am - 12:10pm
“Tested”: A Fireside Chat with Director Curtis Chin Sponsored by UCEA and the UCEA GSC

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Curtis Chin, the writer, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary film, “Tested,” will join UCEA participants for a conversation about the film and the practices it documents. The film, screened on Wednesday evening at 6:00pm, focuses on Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, three of NYC's top ranked public high schools. Each year, thousands of eighth and ninth graders compete to secure coveted spots at these elite schools by taking the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, the SHSAT. While African American and Latino youth constitute 70 percent of the city's total public school population, at some of these high schools, they represent less than five percent. On the other hand, Asian Americans and whites form supermajorities at all three. In response to these concerns about racial imbalance, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a complaint in September 2012 with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights to challenge the admission policy's sole reliance on the SHSAT. This documentary will follow a diverse group of students trying to pass the test, as well as the issues surrounding access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth.

Saturday November 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:10pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 4 - Columbus

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