The award-winning film Race to Nowhere will be shown on December 2 at Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks at 7 pm. In this film director Vicki Abeles turns her lens on the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Race to Nowhere is a documentary film examining the pressures faced by young people, teachers and parents in our high-stakes, high-pressure public and private education system and culture. Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens of today and for the future.
A panel discussion of Houston leaders in education will follow. WITS Executive Director Robin Reagler will participate.