Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CitySquare Hosts Screening of the Documentary 'Race to Nowhere'

On March 10, at 7:15 pm, CitySquare will host a free screening of the documentary, 'Race to Nowhere'. The screening will be held at Dallas' Angelika Theater, 5321 Mockingbird Lane.

'Race to Nowhere' speaks to the toll high stakes standardized testing and the pressure to be 'successful' is taking on the lives of students, parents and the education system itself.

Vicki Abeles, the film's director, became concerned about the subject because of effects of this pressure on her own daughter. She makes the compelling case that education must include more reasonable approaches to homework, to standardized testing and the role of extracurricular activities in the life of American children.

'Race to Nowhere' will certainly get you thinking about what we are doing to education in our country and should spark a thought provoking conversation afterward...

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Register for this free screening here...

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