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An Update on "Race to Nowhere"
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When Schools for Children screened the new documentary "Race To Nowhere" last October, more than 400 people, many of them parents, showed up to see the film and hear our speakers Alfie Kohn and Richard Weissbourd.

Since then, the film has developed a enthusiastic national grassroots following, as reported in today's New York Times. With no real advertising, surprisingly little media attention, and often nontraditional screening locations, this film has somehow managed to reach a wide audience of concerned families, educators and administrators and spark a serious ongoing conversation about the value of standardized testing, competition, homework and the demands and expectations we surround children with in our schools.

If you missed the film the first time around, you can see it at the West Newton Cinema, January 11. For more screenings and to learn how to get involved, please visit the Race to Nowhere website.