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November 11, 2010 11:14 PM Subscribe
Race to Nowhere
posted by Phire (18 comments total)
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(trailer) is a documentary film by first-time director Vicki Abeles that discusses her perception that the US education system has become "obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. 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 film premiered last year to much critical acclaim and saw a wider release this fall, with screenings at schools across the country
. Abeles talks about her own film in a New York Times Video Op-Ed
, but not all the staffers at NYT are fully convinced
of the film's merits. Official film website
with a variety of links to further resources and a more general call to action, obligatory IMDB link
, and an interview with Ms. Abeles