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Posted: Aug 29, 2015
SCVi Hosts Film Series to Explore Education Principles (Video)
SCVNEWS.com
“Beyond Measure,” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 (tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door): Led by producer/director Vicki Abeles, the same team that created “Race to Nowhere” seeks to answer the next question: “If our current education culture isn't working ...

Posted: Aug 23, 2015
Santa Fe New Mexican

How to handle school stress without blaming it all on Advanced Placement
Santa Fe New Mexican
When I asked filmmaker Vicki Abeles how Race to Nowhere could argue that high school students throughout the country were academically stressed when major surveys showed them doing less than an hour of homework a night, she said her evidence was ...

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Posted: Aug 22, 2015
How to handle high-pressure high schools
Concord Monitor
Overloaded and Underprepared is a big improvement over the last major contribution to this debate, the popular documentary Race to Nowhere. That well-meaning but distorted piece of cinema suggested that test pressure was killing our kids – that suicide ...

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Visalia Times-Delta

New to streaming: Week of Aug. 18
Visalia Times-Delta
Race to Nowhere” (2009): Vicki Abeles's cautionary documentary focuses on the potential adverse impact of parents' mounting obsession with their kids' academic results. “Being Flynn” (2012): A young man employed at a Boston homeless shelter comes ...

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Boise State Public Radio

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society
Boise State Public Radio
... as was illuminated in the 2003 book “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students written by Stanford School of Education lecturer Dr. Denise Pope,5 and the 2010 film Race to Nowhere.6.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Here And Now

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society
Here And Now
... as was illuminated in the 2003 book “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students written by Stanford School of Education lecturer Dr. Denise Pope,5 and the 2010 film Race to Nowhere.6.

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Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Here And Now

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society
Here And Now
... as was illuminated in the 2003 book “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students written by Stanford School of Education lecturer Dr. Denise Pope,5 and the 2010 film Race to Nowhere.6.

Posted: Aug 18, 2015
Indie Wire (blog)

Mill Valley Film Fest's 2015 Lineup Boasts Cannes Alums 'Carol,' 'Mustang ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Bay Area director-producer Vicki Abeles has crafted a smart companion piece to her award-winning Race to Nowhere(MVFF 2009) that challenges the current education model of cookie-cutter teaching methods and narrow, test-driven culture that leave little ...

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Posted: Aug 16, 2015
How to handle school stress without blaming it all on Advanced Placement
Washington Post
When I asked filmmaker Vicki Abeles how “Race to Nowhere” could argue that high school students throughout the country were academically stressed when major surveys showed them doing less than an hour of homework a night, she said her evidence ...

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015
Bobby Jindal's “Race” to Nowhere
Bayoubuzz
My parents are Indian immigrants and, like all immigrants, their lives were governed by hard work. They worked hard to get to the United States, and continue to work hard to fulfill the American Dream. Despite my birth and upbringing in the United ...