Film Screening: Race to Nowhere

Wednesday, February 27th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Warren Auditorium (SOLES 127)

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today’s students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents today are expected to raise high-achieving children, who are good at everything: academics, sports, the arts, community-service. The film tackles the tragic side of our often achievement-obsessed culture, with interviews that explore the hidden world of over-burdened schedules, student suicide, academic cheating, young people who have checked out. RACE TO NOWHERE asks the question: Are the young people of today prepared to step fully and productively into their future? We hear from students who feel they are being pushed to the brink, educators who worry students aren’t learning anything substantive, and college professors and business leaders, concerned their incoming employees lack the skills needed to succeed in the business world: passion, creativity, and internal motivation. * A discussion will follow the screening.

*Description written by Vicki Abeles

To register for this Film online click here or call Johnny Bobe II at the Center for Educational Excellence at (619) 260-7402 or email cee@sandiego.edu

 

Related Articles:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/332/6037/1481.full

http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/no-child-left-standing

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