Race to Nowhere Screening, Friday January 20, 7PM

You don’t have to reserve your seats in advance, but we very much wish you would so we have an idea how many people to expect.  If you miss out on the advanced registration, come along anyway.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Church of the Messiah’s Outreach Committee and in collaboration with the Rhinebeck and Red Hook PTSOs, we are pleased to offer a free screening of the nationally acclaimed film, Race to Nowhere, which examines the dark side of America’s achievement culture.

GET  YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE  http://www.racetonowhere.com/epostcard/5664

The film features heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids.  It challenges current assumptions on how to best prepare our youth to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

The film will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion featuring high school teachers and administrators, a pediatrician and therapist, a representative from the Bard College admissions office, and a Vassar College student.

Our purpose in hosting this event is to generate discussion and present diverse opinions on a controversial topic; you can learn more about the film and the movement it has inspired @ www.racetonowhere.com. We hope you will join us in the Rhinebeck High School 500 seat auditorium, and bring your children (recommended for seventh graders and up).

Link to NPR’s Round Table live show 1/18/12 – with Dr. David Fenner, Dr. Suzanne Button, and Anne McGrath discussing the Coalition and the film screening.  http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1894971

Wishing You and Your Family Health, Happiness, and Freedom in 2012.

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