Two New Documentaries Showcase a Long and Winding Road to College
Liz Willen, The Hechinger Report
The challenging college admissions journeys faced by three public high school seniors from Brooklyn provide a dramatic story line in a new documentary called "Personal Statement." The stories featured starkly illustrate the fragile support system that low-income students in public schools with few resources encounter, every step of the way, as they navigate getting into college and paying for it.
And the obstacles don’t stop after high school. “Unlikely,” another new documentary related to college attainment, stems from the experience of Jaye Fenderson, a former admissions officer at Columbia University who became concerned by what she saw as the exclusionary nature of her Ivy League alma mater.