‘Race to Nowhere’: Holy Rosary Parents Club invites you to see it

March 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm | In Admiral Theater, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 6 Comments

Its critical look at pressures faced by U.S. students has had a lot of people talking since its release more than a year ago – and they’re still talking. This Thursday night is your next chance to see “Race to Nowhere” with a West Seattle group. The Holy Rosary School Parents’ Club is sponsoring a screening at 6:30 pm Thursday at the Admiral Theater. As the promotional page explains – and as you might guess from watching the trailer above – the movie 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 cost $5 less if you buy in advance – you can do that online by going here.

6 Comments

  1. It actually costs $3.50 less in advance after ticket fees by the way.

    Comment by diane — 1:17 pm March 6, 2011 #

  2. I have not seen the movie, but this should be a thought provoking counterpoint to all of the “Tiger Mom” talk over the past couple of months.

    Comment by Mack — 2:10 pm March 6, 2011 #

  3. Diane, OK, $5 less “face value.” Thanks for clicking through. I will ask if they are selling tickets in person anywhere in advance that a person might avoid the $1.50 fee – TR

    Comment by WSB — 2:37 pm March 6, 2011 #

  4. Ticket prices are not set by the school or sponsoring parents group. It is my understanding they are set by the movie distributor, and there is no flexibility.

    Comment by WSMom — 10:19 am March 7, 2011 #

  5. My daughter is going into K this fall, and OH MAN have I seen the crazy competition and nutso academic focus already… I’ve even been caught up in it myself. What happened to play, and music, and art, drama, field trips, etc.? I do NOT want my kid to be contemplating suicide by age 8 or 9. I do NOT want her to be worrying about college in elementary school. I do NOT want her stressing over WA State standardized testing which has nothing whatsoever to do w/ her ability to learn or retain the information that our schools are pouring down our kids throats.
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    Ugh.
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    What has happened to our nation? Our schools? Us?
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    It’s so discouraging. Really truly.
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    P.S. I really WOULD like to see this film. Wish they’d show it during the day as well.

    Comment by Cheryl — 10:26 am March 7, 2011 #

  6. Don’t be discouraged, Cheryl. Parents can turn this thing around if they want to.
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    This problem is not just about parents who push their kids too hard to succeed. It’s about parents who, out of genuine concern, overprotect their kids, putting them into this, that, or the other extracurricular activity to keep them out of Trouble (with a capital “T”).
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    As parents, we can strike a good balance between keeping our kids out of trouble, keeping them academically strong, and just letting them be kids.
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    If you’re worried about your kids burning out, give them more opportunities to relax and wander off on their own. Encourage them to let their feet and their imaginations roam a little, free from adult interference. It’s easier than you think.

    Comment by DP — 11:26 am March 7, 2011 #

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