Praise
  • A growing grass-roots phenomenon.

    The Washington Post, Donna St. George
  • An education film that gets it. (No, not Superman).

    The Washington Post
  • A compelling film about the stress that kids today experience because of high-stakes testing. 

    Diane Ravitch, Former US Asst. Secretary of Education
  • You'll be inspired to make some changes, big and small, for the health of your kids.

    Oprah.com
  • Those who talk piously about the importance of ‘rigor’ and ‘higher standards’ in education tend to overlook the devastating impact on our children that often results.  Race to Nowhere is a powerful and well-crafted reminder that the dubious benefits of a higher GPA must be weighed against real suffering and years that are lost forever.

    Alfie Kohn, Author of The Schools Our Children Deserve and The Homework Myth
  • Must-see movie

    New York Times
  • This film challenges all members of the school community to begin having courageous conversations about how to best support student learning in the 21st century.

    Kirby Hoy, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
  • Abeles points to the silent epidemic running rampant in our schools as well as a cure.

    Ilya Tovbis, Mill Valley Film Festival
  • 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
  • Film provides lifeline to stressed-out teens.

    SF Chronicle
  • In the same advocacy vein as Food Inc.

    NY Times Bay Area Blog
  • 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.

    George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Race to Nowhere is a must-see documentary for every parent, teacher and young person we serve.

    Patrick Bassett, National Association of Independent Schools
  • A reminder of the human and societal costs of our current education system.

    Dr. Jim Taylor, education blogger, Psychology Today
  • "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."

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