On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Doyle Program collaborated with the Department of Sociology, Department of African American Studies, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA), Division of Student Affairs, McCourt School of Public Policy, Office of the Provost, Program on Education, Inquiry, and Justice (EDIJ), the Center for Multicultural Equity & Access (CMEA), and the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) to host a screening and discussion of the documentary, Tested. The film follows a dozen racially and socio-economically diverse eighth graders in New York City Public Schools as they prepare to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) for a spot in the city’s top public high schools. Tested explores issues such as access to a high-quality public education, affirmative action, and the model-minority myth. The director, Curtis Chin, was in attendance and answered attendee questions about public education in New York City in a post-film discussion.
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