Race to Nowhere Blog

  • Posted: Jan 29, 2011
    Vicki Abeles
    Watching the President’s State of the Union speech, I was struck, like many others, by the unprecedented sight of Democrats and Republicans sitting together in recognition of the tragic events in Tucson a few weeks ago. “What comes of this moment,” President Obama said, “is n...
  • Posted: Jan 27, 2011
    Vicki Abeles
    Daniel Petter-Lipstein provided the following feedback after attending a screening in New Jersey this week: I took my wife to see this last night at a high school in central NJ, my 2nd time seeing the film. When you see the movie again, you appreciate even more what an impressive achievement it is a...
  • Posted: Jan 17, 2011
    Vicki Abeles
    Business leader author and visionary philanthropist Paul Orfalea introduced Race to Nowhere to an audience of 2000 in Santa Barbara last week. The founder of Kinko’s, who has lectured and written extensively on the subject of learning differences, criticized the current practice of having kids...
  • Posted: Jan 17, 2011
    Vicki Abeles
    Last week was an extraordinary week of Race to Nowhere screenings and community conversations. With the snow and wind howling up and down the coast, Vicki joined education officials, community leaders, parents and students in several key venues including the 92nd Street Y in New York and the Alexand...
  • Posted: Jan 11, 2011
    Vicki Abeles
    2011 is here and RTN kicks into high gear with a collection of important domestic and international screenings and continuing media coverage.  From New York to San Antonio, from Los Angeles to Honolulu and points in between, audiences in over 500 additional locations around the country will hav...
  • Posted: Dec 18, 2010
    Vicki Abeles
    While the appearance on the Today show this week conformed to television time demands and was, therefore, all too brief, the segment did touch on some significant issues. Some key points were offered by psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor who reminded the audience that it isn.t just the kids that are feel...
  • Posted: Dec 16, 2010
    Vicki Abeles
    I was joined on set in the New York NBC studios by high school student Philip Grossman, the founder of T.E.R.M – an educational reform movement inspired by the film –and psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor. The moderator was Meredith Viera. A short clip ran featuring selections from the movie,...
  • Posted: Dec 2, 2010
    Vicki Abeles
    Race to Nowhere opens on 75 SCREENS this week across the United States. See the list at the bottom of the newsletter for locations. From New York City to San Francisco, from Columbus, Ohio to Arlington, Texas, we are pleased to report that RTN continues its reach -- playing in theaters, schools,...
  • Posted: Oct 31, 2010
    Vicki Abeles
    As the campaign to take the film and its message to audiences nationwide continues, this week there are more than 70 screenings in over 17 states.  Below is a list of screenings for the next 10 days.  Please also check the website frequently as shows are added every day. In other exciting...
  • Posted: Oct 20, 2010
    Vicki Abeles
    This week begins our fall campaign to screen Race to Nowhere in communities across the country.  In conjunction with National Child Health Day next week, the film will be screening this week and next in over 150 theaters, schools and local community venues.    Listed below are the...
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