The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies and the Brooklyn New School Parent-Teacher Associations will co-sponsor a fundraiser/screening of "Race to Nowhere" on Feb. 10 at 5pm in the Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies auditorium.
Volunteers will also be selling food starting at 5pm to generate additional funds for their PTAs. After the film, there will be a panel discussion relevant to the issues brought up in the film.
The synopsis of the film is as follows: "A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children's lives. Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens."
Tickets are $15 at the door, or may be purchased in advance online for $10.