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See Race to Nowhere on 11/18/10

posted Nov 16, 2010, 7:23 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 19, 2010, 11:26 AM by Michelle Reiss ]
Join us to view the film Race to Nowhere, a powerful new documentary that exposes the dark side of our achievement culture and the high-pressure, high-stakes educational system that has invaded our schools and children's lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared, and stressed-out youth. The film tells the stories of young people pushed to the brink, burned-out educators, and deeply frustrated parents. Race to Nowhere is a call to action to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing, and leading citizens. After seeing the film, your views on education and childhood will forever be changed.

Race to Nowhere is rated PG-13. More details on the film here:

Thursday, November 18
7 pm sharp! 85 minute running time
at James Lick Middle School, 1220 Noe Street

$10 advance purchase online at: http://rtnjameslickhs.eventbrite.com/
$15 at the door
Teachers and principals are free at the door, thanks to an anonymous benefactor.

Off-street parking available from 6:30 - 9 pm on the upper yard for a $5-10 suggested donation; enter on 25th Street between Castro and Noe Sts.

All proceeds to benefit James Lick Middle School.