January 11, 2011

Race to Nowhere Screening

The Educator Slashie is very excited to bring the film, “Race to Nowhere” to Austin on Friday, January 21 at 7:30PM at Space12. Make plans to attend this important feature and join in on a panel discussion following the film.

Billed by many in the press as the film that exposes the truth about our nation’s schools that “Waiting for Superman” glossed over, “Race to Nowhere” shines a light on the price our kids pay for the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded Americaʼs schools – a “race to nowhere”. The film is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare our youth to become the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.

After the screening, please join us for a powerful discussion with two thinkers who have been heavily involved in educational reform in Texas: Dr. Angela Valenzuela, Director of the Texas Center for Educational Policy and author of “Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring” and “Leaving Children Behind: How Texas-style Accountability Fails Latino Youth“, and Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships (ICUSP).

*** Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Reserve your tickets now, only 130 tickets available and it’ll go fast!

Date: Friday, January 21
When: 7:30pm
Where: Space12
Cost: $10 online and $15 at the door
Email Teddy if you have any questions.

A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’€™s lives. Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to action for 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.

[Photo by ensayo no error @ Flickr]

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