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Posted: Oct 23, 2014
Class Dismissed: New Indie Documentary On Home Education Receiving ...
Huffington Post
Also at that time, there were a couple of documentaries about education that were making the rounds, Waiting for Superman, and Race to Nowhere, both of which I'd seen and both of which I'd been disappointed in for their failure to present alternatives ...

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Posted: Oct 23, 2014
PhoneDog

Do you actually care about the specs anymore?
PhoneDog
It's never been a secret, or even a hushed whisper that this was always an arms race to nowhere. That, eventually, and probably sooner rather than later, all of the improvements for our smartphones would culminate in more evolutions, rather than ...

Posted: Oct 22, 2014
Perez: Prioritizing Sleep
The Dartmouth
In “The Race to Nowhere” (2009), Vicki Abeles calls attention to this issue and highlights the need for reform of the American educational system. The documentary chronicles the lives of high school students and delves into the “silent epidemic of ...

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Posted: Oct 22, 2014
Northern Highlands seeks more balanced life for students
NorthJersey.com
It showed on Oct. 8 when the Northern Highlands auditorium was packed with administrators, teachers, students and parents for a sold-out viewing of the educational documentary "Race to Nowhere," that features stories of students across the country who ...

Posted: Oct 21, 2014
Here & Near Ahwatukee: 'Race To Nowhere' screening Oct. 23
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Join the Cultural Wellness Center for the film screening of “Race to Nowhere.” This education documentary on school reform examines the one-size-fits-all achievement culture in American schools and documents its impact on students. The screening will ...

Posted: Oct 17, 2014
ChristianityToday.com

How Love Leads Us to Worry
ChristianityToday.com
Race to Nowhere is a 2009 documentary that highlights one cancerous effect of parental worry, specifically about their kids' chances at success in life. “Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the ...

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Posted: Oct 8, 2014
Huffington Post

Education Reform and Evidence
Huffington Post
Unlike "Waiting for Superman," which championed the charter school movement and "Race to Nowhere," which documented the stress of over-programmed, over-tested teenagers, "Rise Above the Mark" shows the erosion of our public school system as death ...

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Posted: Oct 3, 2014
Stevenspointjournal

Our kids need actual free time: column
Stevenspointjournal
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: Oct 3, 2014
USA TODAY

opinion
USA TODAY
I have viewed the film "Race to Nowhere," and I'm not a fan ("Students lack school-life balance: Column"). Unlike many people, I'm willing to bet commentary writer Vicki Abeles has choices for her children. To whine about that choice is a slap in the ...

Posted: Oct 3, 2014
Huffington Post

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?
Huffington Post
After all, we wouldn't want our son to end up like some of the stressed-out kids in the documentary Race to Nowhere. On the other hand, by being challenged he'll have an opportunity to develop their work ethic and grow intellectually. It's all about ...