Race to Nowhere
Join the Music Box Theatre and teachers and parents from Blaine Elementary for this special screening of “Race to Nowhere.” Proceeds from the film will be donated to Blaine Elementary. Tickets $10
Join the Music Box Theatre and teachers and parents from Blaine Elementary for this special screening of “Race to Nowhere.” Proceeds from the film will be donated to Blaine Elementary.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools — a culture that is destroying our children’s love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students.
This remarkable new film shines a light on the price our kids pay for this “race to nowhere”: cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and — ironically — young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Featuring heartbreaking stories of young people pushed to the brink and of educators burned-out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills needed for the global economy, RACE TO NOWHERE points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools. It is a call to families, educators, experts and policy-makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens of the 21st century.
Among many others, RACE TO NOWHERE features Dr. Madeline Levine, author of the bestseller The Price of Privilege; Dr. Deborah Stipek, Dean of the Stanford School of Education; Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, an adolescent medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee; Denise Pope, author of Doing School; and Sara Bennett, author of The Case Against Homework.
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Saturday, Jan 22, 2011