“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. 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 8,000 (and growing!) schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations and community centers, “Race to Nowhere” has become the centerpiece of a nationwide, grassroots movement to reclaim healthy childhood and our schools.
“Tonight’s event was very special for us all at Google. I’ve never seen such emotion surface. Clearly, people were able to relate to the message. We all have those devastating stories, but they’re usually locked up inside. As parents, we hurt to see our children paying the price for our collective misunderstandings.”
– Ann F., Google, San Francisco