Saturday, March 26, 2011

Race to Nowhere

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.

“An education film that gets it” Washington Post

“Must see movie” NY Times

“Another Inconvenient Truth” George Lucas Educational Foundation

Brad Choyt, NYA incoming Head of School is featured in the film and will be on hand as part of a panel discussion immediately following the screening. The panel will include Ted Hall, Yarmouth High School Principal; John Drisko, Head of NYA’s Upper School; Marissa Markonish, Head of NYA’s Middle School; students and parents.

When: Wednesday, March 30

Where: Yarmouth High School Theater

Time: Film at 7:00 pm; panel discussion at 8:30 pm

Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door

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