Race to Nowhere Poster

Release Date: 2010

PG-13|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers examine the stress placed on today's young students in terms of competitiveness and overscheduling.

Director: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • While the film's interviews with students, parents and educators tend toward the repetitious, the hammering of the same bullet-point ideas time and again only lends greater urgency to this exposé of an increasingly rotten system. show more

  • Abeles sheds little new light on why few parents, teachers, politicians or administrators seem willing to get off the bus. show more

  • Collecting the testimony of those who have been through the stress machine and those who have observed it firsthand, the documentary is a dire warning and solid piece of advocacy journalism, complete with an action checklist at film's end. show more

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