Carlos Doesn’t Remember

Season 1 - EP4

Episode 04Carlos Doesn’t Remember

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Carlos is a brilliant student from South Los Angeles. He attends an exclusive private school on an academic scholarship. He is the kind of person the American meritocracy is supposed to reward. But in the hidden details of his life lies a cautionary tale about how hard it is to rise from the bottom to the top—and why the American school system, despite its best efforts, continues to leave an extraordinary amount of talent on the table.

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Eric Eisner and students from his YES Program featured above. Photo credit: David Lauridsen and Los Angeles Magazine

“Carlos Doesn’t Remember” is the first in a three-part Revisionist History miniseries taking a critical look at the idea of capitalization—the measure of how well America is making use of its human potential.