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February 6, 2011

Race to Nowhere Plays @ Madison West High School 2/8/2011

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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, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people in all types of communities 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 are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change."

Join us for a screening of this new documentary


on February 8 at 7:30 PM at the Madison West Auditorium


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Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 6, 2011 5:55 AM
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I have an extra ticket to this if you'd like. Contact me at


Posted by: Beth at February 6, 2011 11:52 AM
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