Race To Nowhere Screening Tomorrow Night At Annapolis High

| November 29, 2012
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The public is invited to join the Annapolis High School PTSA and the Annapolis community at the upcoming screening of the film “Race to Nowhere” – November 30 at 6:30 p.m. in theAnnapolis High School’s auditorium.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by WAMU Education Reporter Kavitha Cardoza.

A panel of experts will include Dr. Maureen McMahon, Assistant Superintendent Advanced Studies and Magnet Programs, AACPS; Danielle Weiss, Head of Counseling, AHS; University of Maryland Freshman Recruitment Office; Andy Grannell, Head Swim Coach at AHS; Local Psychologist, Pediatrician; Parent and Physician Assistant Kari Oakes; and current AHS Students.  Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions about how to support kids in maintaining a healthy, well-balanced high school experience now and as they approach the college application process.

From the website:

“Race to Nowhere” is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.

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 5,000 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.

This is an  Annapolis High PTSA-sponsored fund-raiser.  Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.  If you have a high school student or a future high school student, you will want to bring them to see this film. Tickets are available here:

http://www.racetonowhere.com/epostcard/6667

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