Release Date: 2010
PG-13|1 hr 25 min
Filmmakers examine the stress placed on today's young students in terms of competitiveness and overscheduling.
Director: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon
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