“Race to Nowhere” education docu screening at SF Schoolhouse, Jan. 16

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On Wednesday, January 16, San Francisco Schoolhouse will screen the education documentary “Race to Nowhere”, which examines the potentially harmful effects that over-scheduling and over-testing have on our school-age children:

“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.

The screening will take place at 7pm at the San Francisco Schoolhouse, a small, parent-run private school, located at 301 14th Avenue (Congregation Beth Sholom). Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Sarah B.