From a reader:
I wanted to bring to your attention a community screening of Race to Nowhere at Crozet Baptist Church. This movie is neither political nor religious, but rather a focus on the welfare of our children. I am attempting to reach out to our community, in hopes of engaging our school administrators, teachers and parents in the discussion of what is, and is not, working for our youth today. Please consider listing this in your wonderful Blog RealCrozet. We will be showing this documentary on Friday, April 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Here is a brief description of the film:
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.