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|DATE / TIME||EVENTS / INDUSTRY||LOCATION|
|Oct 21, 2010|
07:00PM - 10:00PM
|The Contemporary Issues Series - Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture|
Race to Nowhere
Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America's schools. This remarkable new film shines a light on the price young people pay for this "race to nowhere." High-stakes testing has replaced meaningful teaching and learning. Cheating is commonplace. Stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant. Many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Attend our screening and become part of the grassroots phenomenon that is feeding a groundswell for change. The film is 1 hour and 25 minutes and will be followed by a group discussion facilitated by Dr. Brad Weaver, Head of School at Sonoma Country Day. The discussion is meant to heighten awareness about the issues in the film and give people a chance to think about what they can do to improve their schools, the lives of children and families, and the state of education in the United States.
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