Cashing in on Kids

UnChartered Territory

The School Project made a series of documentary films about the effect of school closures on Chicago's families and educators.  "A team of documentary filmmakers began following affected families and educators, policymakers, and advocates as the closures unfolded — and their stories became a jumping-off point for exploring so many urgent questions facing public education today."

In the fifth episode, Unchartered Territory, the project explores the "unlikely history of charters and then talks to a variety of proponents and critics of the charter movement." They "examine issues such as the growing trend toward privatization of public schools, the idea of ‘choice’ and how it affects the system, and the role of innovation in charter schools."

Watch here: School Project Film Unchartered Territoty