Film on Pressures of School Resonates with Parents (The New York Times)

With no advertising to speak of and little attention from the media, Race to Nowhere, a documentary examining the downside of spending your childhood — or that of your offspring — building a college resume, has created quite a buzz in communities where “the kindergarten-to-Harvard steeplechase is most competitive.” The New York Times calls it “the alter ego to the better-known Waiting for Superman,” which features Harlem Children’s Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada ’74.


  1. Dave Brown says:

    If anyone is interested in learning more about this issue, check out Challenge Success is a non-profit based in Palo Alto, CA that was founded by professors from Stanford’s Department of Education. It has completed considerable research in the area and implemented programs for schools, parents and youths to address the issues identified in the film.

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