National Teachers Academy (NTA) is considered a beacon for Black children: a top-ranked, high-performing elementary school in the fastest growing neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. As the neighborhood gentrifies, a wealthy parents’ group seeks to close NTA and replace it with a high school campus. How will NTA's community fight to save their beloved institution? A co-production of POV and ITVS, in association with Black Public Media.
Aarik Danielsen, Columbia Daily Tribune
"A thoughtful, generous film, drawing from wells of soul to consider issues of race, class and gentrification — and the sort of loyalty and community pride that breeds activism."