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"Race to Nowhere" documentary
Posted 01/11/2011 12:36PM

Race to Nowhere Documentary
Showing January 25, 2011

The documentary, Race to Nowhere, a look at the dark side of America’s achievement culture and the pressures placed on children, will be shown at Lausanne Collegiate School on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

View the trailer.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made in advance online. Reserve your tickets now.

In Race to Nowhere, a concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the culture of hollow achievement and pressure to perform that has invaded AmericaŹ¼s schools. The film 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 the healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens in the 21st century.

Among many others, Race to Nowhere features Dr. Madeline Levine, author of the bestseller, The Price of Privilege, Dr. Deborah Stipek, Dean of the Stanford School of Education, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, an adolescent medicine specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Denise Pope, author of Doing School, and Sara Bennett, author of The Case Against Homework.

Please join the Lausanne community in viewing and discussing this film on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elder Performing Arts Center at Lausanne Collegiate School, 1381 W. Massey Rd., Memphis, TN. Dr. Thomas W. New, the head of Lausanne’s Upper School, will facilitate the question and answer session following the viewing of the film.

The showing of Race to Nowhere at Lausanne is sponsored by Lausanne Parent Connections (LPC) and the LPC Partnership for the Advancement of Character Education (PACE).


Lausanne Collegiate School
1381 West Massey Road Memphis, Tennessee 38120
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Lausanne Collegiate School is a private / independent, coed, preschool-12th grade, International Baccalaureate World School in Memphis, Tennessee, providing an innovative college preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, globally diverse and joyful community since 1926.

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