Film | Race to Nowhere
Thursday October 11, 2018: 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Grade 6 - Adult
Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing, and the relentless pressure to achieve, Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
The screening of this 85 minute film will be followed by panel discussion and Q&A, including:
John Boshoven, Ann Arbor Community High, Counselor for Continuing Education
Patricia Manley, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Trustee, Board of Education
Todd Sevig, U. Michigan, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
This event is a partnership with the U-M Community Scholars Program.