Friday, September 10, 2010

Montessori Children's Community to host screening of important documentary

On THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH, Montessori Children's Community will present


a film about the "dark side of America's Achievement Culture" told through the lens of school children and how the pressure to perform is impacting their lives, their relationships, and even their health.

The promotional materials for the documentary include the following: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children's lives. Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to action for 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.

The screening takes place at 7 pm, at the Edgeworth Club, 511 East Drive, Sewickley. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

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