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'Race to Nowhere:' It's no 'Waiting for 'Superman', ' but it's honest

  • 10-06-2010
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Blog by John Merrow/Huffington Post

By now it seems we have all reviewed "Waiting for 'Superman'," but what's surprising is that WFS is just one of four or five movies about education now out. A few weeks ago I reviewed WFS, and now I've decided to review the rest of them, beginning with "Race to Nowhere," the 2009 film made by first-time director (and angry parent) Vicki Abeles. "Race to Nowhere" is a film about how schools and parental pressure are affecting students' mental and emotional wellbeing. WFS portrays our schools as undemanding; "Race to Nowhere" says the opposite -- that we are killing our kids, figuratively and sometimes literally. (more…)

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