Sunday, November 4, 2012
While watching The Lottery, the whole situation came as a huge eye opener for me. I have never known a school to hold a "lottery" where children get selected to be in certain schools. What stood out to me the most was how many children were waiting to go to these charter schools, which brings me to my direct quote "365,000 children are on waitlists for charter schools." That number was astonishing to me. The film showed how hard the children worked to get into these schools, and no matter how hard some of them tried they still didn't get chosen. The film also talked about the sizes of the classes, saying some had 27 kids. The class sizes relates to our recent study of the educational system and in this case is a negative factor. Children need smaller class sizes to get adequate time with teachers for questions and additional learning.