Race To Nowhere

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The Community Education committee of La Jolla Cluster Association is showing the documentary Race to Nowhere on March 22nd. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets in advance. Middle and high school students are invited to attend.

For more information about the film or to watch the trailer, please sign on to www.RaceToNowhere.com.

About the film:
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. 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.