Your Stories and Successes

Elle's hair was falling out from stress. Now she's leading a school movement to redefine success.

The Film

Available exclusively here. Get the "Race to Nowhere" DVD and host a house party or community screening. The film is an enduring touchstone for parents, educators and students seeking to make change in their school communities.

Screenings

Join the more than 6,000 (and growing!) communities that have screened the film. Partner with our team to bring the film to your school, local cinema, nonprofit, community organization, university, hospital or corporation.

Forthcoming Education Documentary

Stay tuned for our updates on our new film featuring educators and thought leaders—including Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Jo Boaler, Daniel Pink, Alfie Kohn, Carol Dweck and Yong Zhao—who are advocating for a seismic shift in education and the schools putting that vision into practice!

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“A call to mobilize families, educators and policymakers to help disprove the notion that the educational system is 'one-size-fits-all.'”

Jewish Weekly

“Raises important questions that educators and parents must confront … a provocative, conversation starter of a film.”

Daniel J. Pink, Author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“Culture changing”

Rachel Simmons, co-founder, Girls Leadership Institute and Author of "The Curse of the Good Girl"

“A reminder of the human and societal costs of our current education system”

Dr. Jim Taylor, education blogger, Psychology Today

“In the same advocacy vein as Food Inc.”

NY Times Bay Area Blog

“Another inconvenient truth”

George Lucas Educational Foundation

“Must see documentary”

Patrick Bassett, National Association of Independent Schools

“Film provides lifeline to stressed-out teens.”

SF Chronicle

“Fathers, everywhere - please see this film. We need to see it, talk about it, and deal with it.”

Po Bronson, co-author of NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children

“Abeles points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools as well as a cure.”

Ilya Tovbis, Mill Valley Film Festival

“This film challenges all members of the school community...”

Kirby Hoy, San Ramon Valley Unified School District

“Must-see movie”

New York Times

“Powerful and well-crafted ”

Alfie Kohn, Author of The Schools Our Children Deserve and The Homework Myth

“You'll be inspired to make some changes, big and small, for the health of your kids.”

Oprah.com

“A compelling film about the stress that kids today experience because of high-stakes testing. ”

Diane Ravitch, Former US Asst. Secretary of Education

“An education film that gets it. ”

The Washington Post

“A growing grass-roots phenomenon.”

The Washington Post, Donna St. George