Movies | Film
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Zell B. Miller Learning Center (SLC/MLC)
Room 267 Sponsored by: Volunteer UGA
Contact: Katie Johnston Senior Coordinator, Center for Leadership and Service 706-583-0830
Part of Volunteer UGA's three-day Film Festival. Discussion to follow film.
"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.
Shown nationwide and internationally in more than 6,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations and community centers, “Race to Nowhere” has become the centerpiece of a nationwide, grassroots movement for the transformation of education.
Center for Leadership and Service