2011-11-03 / Upcoming Events

‘Race to Nowhere’ to be screened at Rogers High

The Newport Public Education Foundation and the Middletown Education Collaborative will sponsor a free screening of the documentary film “Race to Nowhere” on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Rogers High School auditorium.

The critically acclaimed film examines the complex and demanding challenges of today’s students and educators who are fully immersed in what the film describes as “the dark side of America’s achievement culture.” Featuring the personal and heartbreaking stories “of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink,” the film raises poignant questions about the state of education in the U.S. today and what is being done to – as filmmakers describe – mobilize families, educators and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become contributing and leading citizens. The film also features observations from renowned psychologists, authors and academic leaders.

An open discussion about the film will immediately follow the screening. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and concessions will be available prior to the film. The screening is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

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