Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2011

Salisbury Academy is holding a free showing of “Race to Nowhere” on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium.
After the film, Dr. Chris Magryta and Kim Lance will have discussion and answer questions. A donor paid to allow the school to show it for free.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded America’s schools. The film shines a light on the price childrens pay for the “race to nowhere.”
Cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
The film is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become citizens in the 21st century.
It features Dr. Madeline Levine, author of the bestseller “The Price of Privilege;” Dr. Deborah Stipek, dean of the Stanford School of Education; Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, an adolescent medicine specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee; Denise Pope, author of “Doing School;” and Sara Bennett, author of “The Case Against Homework.”
Register online at for the program, which should last about an hour and a half. Seating is limited. Salisbury Academy is at 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N. For more information, call 704-636-3002.