The thought-provoking documentary "Race to Nowhere," a sobering look at education, stress and children, will have three public screenings in Seattle in the next few weeks. These events are slated for the following:
Tuesday, May 31: Coe Elementary School (2424 7th Ave. W.), sponsored by the Coe Elementary PTA, at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7: Epiphany Parish (1805 38th Ave.), sponsored by McGilvra Elementary, at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 15: Hamilton International School (1610 N. 41st St.), sponsored by Lowell Elementary PTSA, at 7 p.m.
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 and contributing citizens. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit www.racetonowhere.com/state-screenings/WA to learn more.