Well, I just felt like I'd do some off-topic posts once in a while.
So I think everyone should watch the documentary Waiting for Superman. It essentially details the dire situation of education in the country. And of course, you can't take everything in a single film as fact or not misleading but I think the problem is still quite obviously important.
One of the most important scenes in it is when we see the 4 kids that the documentary follows enter in charter school lotteries. Basically, these schools are actually GOOD but because so many kids want to get in, they have to hold a lottery...to get a good education. There is something truly messed up about that!
Here's the imdb link, maybe you can netflix it!