Thursday, November 14, 2013

"Race To Nowhere" Film Screening At Villa Tonight

The Villa Academy and Bush School Parent Association are sponsoring a film screening of "Race to Nowhere", an up-close look at America's school system and the pressures facing students tonight at 7pm at Villa (5001 NE 50th Street).

The information says:

“Race To Nowhere” features 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.

After the screening, which will take place in the school’s Rainbow Theater, there will be a panel discussion with local educators from Villa Academy, Bush School and University Prep.

Featured in the film:
  • Dr. Madeline Levine, Clinical Psychologist and author of the best-seller, The Price of Privilege
  • Dr. Wendy Mogel, Clinical Psychologist and author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee
  • Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, Adolescent Medicine Specialist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Deborah Stipek, Dean of the School of Education at Stanford University
  • Dr. Denise Pope, Co-Founder, Challenge Success, Stanford University
  • Sara Bennett, Founder, Stop Homework

The film has been shown nationwide and internationally in more than 6,000 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.

The film is 85 minutes long and is rated PG13. For more information about the film and the movement go here.

Tickets can be purchased here and are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. 

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