Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Lottery

Some of the schools in the film weren't the best. What caught my attention most was how much the parents of the children care about the future of the kids and they have to rely on a lottery. The parents don't have a way to just leave the community to find a better home and so they don't have the option to get their children into better schools. Another thing that bothered me was that some of the people in the community were so against a better school for their children. I'm sure they want the best for their child but they totally ignored that some of the schools that they were sending their children to aren't good schools. All those parents seemed to see was the jobs that would be lost and they didn't want to see 'outsiders' take over the building. I understand where they are coming from but they should put their children before themselves.


  1. Yeah I noticed this to how so many of the parents were really involved with their child’s education. I agree that the children should be put before themselves and their education is more important.

  2. I agree that parents and educators should be putting the welfare of children ahead of personal concerns. Someone in the film made a good statement to this arguments, saying that the school systems are a producer of education not a producer of jobs.

  3. I agree, I thought it was really sad that some of the parents didn't want the best for their children's education.


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