Upcoming Documentary–Race to Nowhere

A few months ago, I wrote about an upcoming documentary which was tentatively called Slipping Behind. The film, which looks at the fact-paced, high-stress lives of many of today’s students, is now called Race to Nowhere and you can view the trailer here. You can pre-order the film here or set up a screening. Let me know what you think of the trailer by posting a comment.

I think it’s going to be the perfect way to either start, or supplement, a conversation in your community, so be sure to spread the word. FULL DISCLOSURE: I am an Advisor to the film and I appear in it as well.

4 Comments on “Upcoming Documentary–Race to Nowhere”

  1. Bethe says:

    Kudos on the film, Sara! Can’t wait to see it.

    Cheers- Bethe

    May 11th, 2009 at 8:58 pm
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  2. michael mazenko says:

    I just received a link to the trailer after I published a piece of commentary about the “college-for-all” mentality. It can be read at the following link:


    There is much to discuss about the nature, and goal, of the public education system. Do we have the right priorities? Are we offering the most effective system?

    May 14th, 2009 at 12:30 pm
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  3. Anonymous says:

    would love to see the whole thing!

    June 4th, 2009 at 6:59 pm
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  4. Dave says:

    I saw the movie preview in New York City on Wednesday and was blown away! I don’t have any children, but I totally identified with the kids in the movie – My parents pushed us and 100% was never good enough – My brother graduated high school and went to West Point and is now a Major in the army, whereas I was appointed to Annapolis but declined because I had had enough. I do hope that they change the system – Kids need to be able to be kids – My hats off to everyone involved to change this highly flawed system.

    June 7th, 2009 at 11:16 am
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