Thursday, September 23, 2010

Race to Nowhere

The documentary, Race to Nowhere will be shown at the Fargo Theatre at 7:00, Thursday, September 30th.  Admission for the showing is $5.  The film is about the high-pressure, high-stakes culture that has invaded our schools and our children's lives. It discusses 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. The screenings begin across the country this week.
 It spotlights students and teachers plus national experts in education.
 A panel discussion moderated by WDAY Radio's Christopher Gabriel will follow the screening.  Panelists will include students, parents, teachers and school administrators from the Fargo-Moorhead area.
 Some of the issues discussed are:
How can we best support the youth of America today and prepare them for the future?
How do we define success?
How can we make choices that support the healthy development of young people?
How can we end the race to nowhere?

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