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What if an entire city decided that every child in it should have the means and support to get a college degree or trade certificate? Former teacher, education policy strategist, and creator of the TEACHED film series Kelly Amis is documenting the comprehensive Oakland Promise initiative to see if its "cradle to career" support for students can break through long-standing challenges to ensure an equitable playing field for all: today, only one in ten Oakland public school students is going on to get a post-secondary degree within five years of high school graduation. Mayor Libby Schaaf has made the Oakland Promise her highest priority, building a large and diverse coalition around it from the get-go. But political attacks and myriad crises threaten to undermine the initiative almost from day one, not to mention the mayor's own political future. Can this promise to Oakland families be kept? And if so, will it be worth the effort?

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