Race To Nowhere

April 14, 2011

Gould Academy will join hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations around the country when it screens education documentary “Race to Nowhere” this Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Bingham Auditorium.

Viewers are encouraged to stay and participate in an open, facilitated discussion after the film. What’s more exciting is that we will open that discussion up to the broader community via the web.

We plan to stream the discussion live on the Gould Academy facebook page and hope people will watch and join in the discussion through the comments. Our moderators will be Assistant Head of School Zack Lehman and College Counseling Director Brooke Libby.

We anticipate the discussion to begin immediately following the movie at approximately 8:30 p.m.

“Race to Nowhere” is a call to families, educators, experts and policy makers to examine current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens of the 21st century. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people who have been pushed to the brink and educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills needed for the global economy, the documentary points to a silent epidemic in American schools.

If you plan to join us in Bingham Auditorium, you may purchase $10 tickets in advance or pay $15 at the door.

There is no cost for Gould Academy and SAD 44 employees.

Ticket proceeds at the door will be donated to the American Red Cross’s earthquake relief efforts in Japan.

I hope you will join us.



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