The Community School of Davidson, at 565 Griffith Street, offers two screenings of the documentary “Race to Nowhere.”
Produced, directed and co-written by Vicki Abeles, founder of Reel Link Films and mother of three, the film examines the achievement-focused culture in American schools and the flaws in the system. It encourages parents, educators and policy makers to critically examine the experience of American students and to work to improve it.
The film features Dr. Madeline Levine, author of “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.”
The school will show the 1 1/2 hour film on Monday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. A panel of experts will lead discussions immediately following the screenings.
For more information on the film or to view the trailer, visit www.racetonowhere.com.
Tickets are free, but donations to cover costs of screening the film will be accepted at the showing. Suggested donations are $10 per person.
Reserve your tickets for Monday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at www.racetonowhere.com/postcard/january-10th-davidson-nc. Reserve your tickets for Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at www.racetonowhere.com/postcard/january-11th-davidson-nc.