Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Race to Nowhere - a film screening

**Save the Date*** 

Film Screening and Critical Chat

sponsored by GA-NAME and education professors at Clayton State University, Emory University, and GA State University

Race to Nowhere: The dark side of America's achievement culture

December 2, 2010 @ 6PM

A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-pressure, high-stakes culture that has invaded our schools.

Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

Pre-sale Tickets are $6.00 and may be purchased at the following website.

On-site tickets are 10.00 and may be purchased at the door for cash only.

Refreshments will be available.

Location and Parking Information:

Emory University


Room PAIS 290, 2nd floor

30 Eagle Row Atlanta, GA 30322


Click for Peavine South Parking DECK (free after 4pm)

29 Eagle Row

Click for Peavine South Parking LOT (paying lot for visitors)

27 Eagle Row

For film details go to:
or contact Mari Ann Roberts (contact info below).


Mari Ann Roberts, PhD.

Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education,
Clayton State University,
o. 678-466-4720,

Click for Mari's Homepage


Anonymous said...

Unlike the other films that have come out this year, I find this one harder to relate to.

On another online discussion group that I participate in, many others felt the same. While there are a handful of high schools in the area where this is the experience, and there are handfuls of students at many high schools that have this experience, for the most part, students in our area could use more drive and ambition. And their parents probably could as well.

I realize that this is only part of the movie, and the other part is about standardized testing in general. That part I do agree with, but I think that we do have to make sure that students are learning the basics.

Watch the clip in the blog and see if you agree. I am curious.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had students that were this serious about their education. I do agree that there needs to be more emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving. We are raising a generation of bubblers.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 8:49

"We are raising a generation of bubblers."

Well, DCSS students are required to "bubble in" the benchmark tests in every subject every 6 weeks. LOL I did that in the mid 50s in elementary school.