Lincoln Center will host a free screening of the movie “Tested”.
The documentary closely follows about 20 NYC middle schoolers from varied backgrounds as they attempt to obtain a seat at a specialized high school. Experts discuss admissions policy and its implications for underrepresented minorities. From the website:
As part of the Roundtable’s focus on equity and access in our 15-16 program series, we are thrilled to partner with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Lincoln Center Education in hosting an exclusive screening of the film Tested, including a Q&A with the director, Curtis Chin.
Currently available by private screening only, Tested addresses the fact that the make-up of NYC’s elite public high schools do not reflect the diversity of our city, and has been sparking conversations around the country about equal access to educational opportunities. During our post-screening discussion, we will look at what the NYC DOE is currently doing to close this gap, including the Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp, explore connections to inequities in arts education and brainstorm how we as a Roundtable community can be part of the solution.