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Join us at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 at Chaboya Middle School for a special screening of "The Gatekeeper," a thought provoking movie that questions America's obsession with test scores and international rankings and asks a new set of questions about educational success. From the creators of Race to Nowhere, The Gatekeeper is the fourth movie in our ESD 2018-19 Film Series.
Synopsis: There is a math crisis in America. By middle school, two-thirds of our students will fall behind grade level in their math classes. By high school graduation, fewer than half will be prepared for college-level courses. And yet, success in math remains a powerful gatekeeper–the door not only to coursework and college but also careers in science, medicine, technology, and engineering. Equally powerful is the myth that math skills are fixed and inborn: the idea, persistent across decades, that some students are good at math, and that those who aren't can't be taught. The film takes aim at this belief, asking why so little progress has been made to make even basic math accessible to all students.
This last film wraps up our Evergreen Film Series for the school year. We hope you were able to attend and enjoyed these thought provoking films. At Cadwallader we saw Screenagers November 16 7-8:00 p.m. LeyVa hosted Race to Nowhere on November 27 at 6:30 p.m., Quimby showed Beyond Measure January 30 at 6:00 p.m. and Chaboya will finish the series on April 2 at 6:00 p.m. with a new film, The Gatekeeper. All of the films in the series are free of charge to attend.