Сhildren of parents, who for example, choose Harlem Success Academy, have to go through a lottery process to get selected. School choice is a conservative idea. This is because conservatives believe that school choice should be given to all American families equally, regardless of their race, color, and ethnic background. Doing so will provide equal benefits to children from varying backgrounds. Liberals believe that only money matters when it comes to education. Hence, school choice is a conservative idea, and not a liberal idea.Harlem Success Academy expansion in the public zone is protested against because some unions, like ACORN, do not want underprivileged youth to get better education through charter schools. since for these unions, such schools are only meant for white advantage elites who protect their money through these charter schools. There are also adult interests for jobs and union rules that are obstructing Harlem Academy expansion.Public education is a social welfare issue according to the film, since it provides educational opportunities to children from all kinds of socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. It is not intended only for the elite class. Public education is also affordable for low-income families.
Social Work in The Lottery by Madeleine Sackler