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Race to Nowhere Documentary to Be Shown at MHC
The groundbreaking education documentary Race to Nowhere will be shown at Mars Hill College on April 25, at 5:30 pm in Belk Auditorium. The showing is free and open to the public. The screening of the documentary, which is hosted on campus by the teacher education program at MHC, will be followed by a panel discussion of the issues addressed in the film.
Race to Nowhere examines the culture of achievement and pressure to perform that it says has invaded America’s schools. The film proposes that this educational culture is destroying children’s love of learning and feeding an epidemic of unprepared, disengaged, and unhealthy students. 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 in the 21st century.
For more information about the documentary showing at Mars Hill, contact the teacher education program office at (828) 689-1204.