Vicki Abeles

Race to Nowhere

Vicki Abeles

Talk: Race to Nowhere

Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in our achievement obsessed public and private education system and culture. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools.

Vicki Abeles

Filmmaker, author, parent, ex-Wall Street attorney and change agent. Abeles directed the award-winning documentary, Race to Nowhere, and brought the film to millions of viewers around the globe using a cutting-edge community distribution model. Her second film, Beyond Measure, a follow-up to Race to Nowhere, about the groundbreaking leaders transforming schools for the better, premiered in 2015.

Race to Nowhere

'Race to Nowhere' points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

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