Cannon School to show documentary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cannon School is screening ěRace to Nowhere,î the critically-acclaimed documentary on the high-pressure, test-obsessed culture surrounding American children and teenagers, on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall.
Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at
Small group discussions will follow the film, led by Cannon School faculty.
ěRace to Nowhereî examines the current U.S. educational system and the high-stakes push to achieve. Featuring the stories of young people who have been pushed to the brink, the film offers a thought-provoking look at the pressures that are overwhelming students in every kind of school environment and community.
The film also looks at the many factors that complicate the American school system: extreme homework, government policies such as No Child Left Behind, teaching-to-the-test philosophies, cheating and the loss of appreciation for creativity and critical thinking.