SUMO - Race to Nowhere:The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture
In collaboration with SFER: (Students for Education Reform) A must for those interested in American education policy/teaching!
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Time: 11:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Location: Weitz Cinema
Sponsored by: Student Union Movie Organization
Contact: Janie C. WongImport into your calendar program
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.
In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings of the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.