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Posted: Sep 30, 2014
Guardian Liberty Voice

Children Must Engage in Active Play for Optimal Brain Function
Guardian Liberty Voice
The organization Race to Nowhere has been trying to raise the discussion about busy children for years. They worry about the effect academic pressure has on the physical and emotional health of children. They advocate for no homework, especially for ...

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Posted: Sep 28, 2014
Springfield News-Leader

Schools should give back time for kids
Springfield News-Leader
In 2009, I produced "Race to Nowhere," a documentary that told the stories of students who were burned out and overworked by our pressure-cooker education culture. On the fifth anniversary of the documentary's release, research continues to show the ...
Students are growing up without a childhoodFond du Lac Reporter

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Posted: Sep 28, 2014
Fond du Lac Reporter

Students are growing up without a childhood
Fond du Lac Reporter
In 2009, I produced “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary that told the stories of students who were burned out and overworked by our pressure-cooker education culture. While the film has had more than 7,500 public and community hosted screenings, and ...

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014
Indianapolis Star

Overpacked schedules, stressed-out kids
Indianapolis Star
In 2009, I produced “Race to Nowhere,” a documentary that told the stories of students who were burned out and overworked by our pressure-cooker education culture. While the film has had more than 7,500 public and community-hosted screenings, and ...

Posted: Sep 26, 2014
Scale back schools' demands on kids
Pacific Daily News
In 2009, I produced "Race to Nowhere," a documentary that told the stories of students who were burned out and overworked by our pressure-cooker education culture. While the film has had more than 7,500 public and community-hosted screenings, and ...

Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Alexandria Town Talk

Students lack school-life daily balance — Column
Alexandria Town Talk
Since school started, my 15-year-old son, Zak, has been having trouble sleeping. He's been waking up in the middle of the night, worrying if he's finished everything on his to-do list. Compared to many students in our San Francisco neighborhood, Zak ...

Posted: Sep 25, 2014
'Race To Nowhere' Documentary on PBS
GazeboNews
Race to Nowhere, the documentary that challenges America's cut-throat educational culture, is airing on PBS beginning on Thursday, Sept. 25. The documentary was presented in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, along with communities nationwide, a few years ...

Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Educating the Whole Child
Huffington Post
This month marks the public television premiere of a very important film, Race to Nowhere. Vicki Abeles' provocative documentary tells the story of children, parents and teachers who are increasingly frustrated by an educational system pushing our kids ...

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Educating the Whole Child
Huffington Post
This month marks the public television premiere of a very important film, Race to Nowhere. Vicki Abeles' provocative documentary tells the story of children, parents and teachers who are increasingly frustrated by an educational system pushing our kids ...

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014
Vanity Fair

Please Put the Mitt Romney Campaign Speculation Out of Its Misery
Vanity Fair
And yet, the drumbeat of Romney's forever race to nowhere is again growing louder. What started as shocked whispers from within the conservative political establishment has spilled onto the page, with varying degrees of enthusiasm. “Romney is talking ...

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