race to nowhere- new screenings

by gurumommy on November 2, 2010

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As many of my readers already know, I am a huge, huge fan of the film, “RACE TO NOWHERE”.  There are a ton of new screenings being planned and 1 that is happening WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD at The Grove.    Director Vicki Abeles new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.  VISIT  their website by clicking here to buy tickets and see the trailer.

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