CLOSING THE OPEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION

CLOSING THE OPEN DOOR: THE FIGHT FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 1853
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Ellie Bernstein
    2002, color, 43 mins.
    Purchase: $195 Rental: $50



    Tells the story of the Open Admissions policy at the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the U.S., with the largest minority population. The policy, which was instituted in 1969 and terminated in 1998, helped disadvantaged students enter college and achieve bachelor degrees. Featuring archival footage and numerous interviews with former City University students, the video broaches the question of who has the right to a college education, the emotional debate about Affirmative Action, as well as the concern about preserving academic standards in the failure of public education.


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    "Leads to major questions about equality and the future of American education. This program is strongly recommended for large sociology and education collections."
    Library Journal

    "This well-done documentary may help convince students of the importance of a college education."
    School Library Journal