RTN- An Important Must Watch Documentary

Publication Date: 
Jan 26, 2010

Daily Riff Review: Must-Watch Documentary Clip

Brilliantly lays out a paradoxical scenario of whether we are inadvertently killing our students' love of learning, setting up an health-adverse protocol.
Publication Date: 
Jan 26, 2010

Stop Homework Blog

Sara Bennett, an advisor to the film and co-author of the book "The Case Against Homework: How Homework is Hurting our Children and What We Can Do About It" writes this blog and supports parents and educators interested in advocating for change.

Publication Date: 
Jun 16, 2009

Susan Ohanian

Susan Ohanian, a longtime teacher, maintains this site reflecting the leadership role she has taken in opposing NCLB, high stakes testing and the resulting take over of curriculum.

Publication Date: 
Jan 26, 2010

Susan Ohanian.org: The Overscheduled Child

I saw a pre-release cut of this movie, and I strongly recommend it. Forget "Waiting for Superman"; go see this one.
Publication Date: 
Sep 19, 2010

SF Chronicle: Film Provides Lifeline to Students

Publication Date: 
Jan 26, 2010

SlantMagazine.com: Race to Nowhere

The rare documentary that provides legitimate answers to the questions it raises.
Publication Date: 
Sep 17, 2010

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

"Every once in a while, a film comes along that has the potential to change the culture. "Race to Nowhere" shines a light on the crisis of learning and meaning facing American education. The film is both a call to arms and a beacon of hope, a source of relief and outrage and a way forward for all of us."

Publication Date: 
Sep 23, 2010

MVFF

" Abeles points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools as well as a cure." Ilya Tovbis, Mill Valley Film Festival
Publication Date: 
Dec 9, 2009

The George Lucas Educational Foundation

"The Race to Nowhere is another inconvenient truth. It’s a wake-up call to all of us who care about children, the purpose of schools, and how we define success in American education. And, importantly, it provides viewers with excellent, actionable suggestions of how to begin to address change locally in our schools."
Publication Date: 
Jan 5, 2010