What is the documentary Race to Nowhere about?


What is the documentary Race to Nowhere about?

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students who have been pushed to the brink by the relentless pressure to achieve, Race to Nowhere points to a silent epidemic in our schools where cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.Race to Nowhere / Film synopsis

How long is race to nowhere?

1h 25mRace to Nowhere / Running time

Who made Race to Nowhere?

Vicki Abeles

Race to Nowhere
Directed by Vicki Abeles Jessica Congdon
Written by Maimone Attia
Produced by Vicki Abeles
Cinematography Maimone Attia Sophia E. Constantinou

What is the movie Waiting for Superman about?

This film by director Davis Guggenheim investigates the public school system in the United States, and uncovers the many ways in which education in America has declined. Rather than relying largely on statistics and expert opinions, Guggenheim focuses on five students — Anthony, Bianca, Daisy, Emily and Francisco — portraying their own individual struggles and triumphs within problem-plagued academic settings where there are no easy solutions to the myriad issues that affect them.Waiting for ‘Superman’ / Film synopsis

Why is the documentary called Waiting for Superman?

The title “Waiting for Superman” comes from a quote in the film from educational reformer Geoffrey Canada where he states “one of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me ‘Superman’ did not exist…she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real.

How did the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 try to improve student achievement?

The major focus of No Child Left Behind is to close student achievement gaps by providing all children with a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.

Who is the speaker of Waiting for Superman?

On May 19, 2011, GEM released “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” in front of an enthusiastic audience of 650 people, including education historian Diane Ravitch as keynote speaker, at Riverside Church in New York City.