Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Edutopia: Education Reform at the Heart of New Documentaries


Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture Release Date: 9/17/2010. Director Vicki Abeles' new documentary is about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture she describes as obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. (Source: Race to Nowhere)

Edutopia: Education Reform at the Heart of New Documentaries

There's been quite a bit of buzz about several documentary films (Waiting for "Superman", Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture, The Lottery Film, The Cartel) that are critical of the current state of American education, with varying ideas about what should be done. If you've seen the films, let us know if you think any of these directors have got the right idea, or if you think there's a different story to be told.

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