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Anxiety in Students – a two-part presentation
Part II: Viewing and Discussion of the film, Race to Nowhere
Tuesday, March 6
Flynn Lecture Hall
Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture is a film that challenges current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Called one of the “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss,” Race to Nowhere features the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve. Through the testimony of educators, parents, and education experts, it reveals an education system in which students are often disengaged; stress-related illness, depression, and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Shown nationwide and internationally in more than 7,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations, and community centers, Race to Nowhere has become the centerpiece of a nationwide, grassroots movement for the transformation of education.