Night School
Four Students Fight for Success in Indiana's Troubled School System

Night School - Four Students Fight for Success in Indiana's Troubled School System
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Incredbile documentary, addressing not only the topic at large, but also on a local and individual level. There is so much to latch on to emotionally, and critically contemplate, I feel it would be difficult not to take something meaningful from this film.

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The film is evocative and resonates with those possessing direct experience or exposure to the achievement gap that still plagues K-12 education in America. It was heartening to see the filmmakers responsibly traverse the film's topics (economic security, social alienation, criminal justice ...Read more

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