Posted by: resparish | September 15, 2010

Parent Education Workshop

Is Your Student Stressed, Burned-out and Feels the Pressure to Perform? Join us for a Special Parent Education Workshop and Viewing of “A Race to Nowhere”
Invite your friends and neighbors…open to the public!  On October 4, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas School, 12816 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills, (650) 941-4056, the cost is $10.

What is “Race to Nowhere” About?  Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their school teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids.  Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools; 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.  Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize 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.  To see a movie trailer, click here. To purchase tickets, click here. (Note: Children under 13 years old will not be admitted.)