Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Race to Nowhere

We just got back from seeing Race to Nowhere.  Wow, what a powerful film.  I recommend it to everyone reading this blog.  Unlike almost everything else that you hear in the discussion about education, it asks the important questions, like "what are we doing to our kids?"

I had a thrill of recognition when the film-maker described talking to school administrators about her depressed daughter, only for them to say, "She's fine!  She's doing really well!"  Been there, done that.

There's a very sad discussion of a girl who committed suicide at 13, and it brings up a point I've wanted to discuss.  Some kids commit suicide because of bullying by other kids, and this is a very serious problem that must be addressed.  But there are also kids who commit suicide because of the pressure exerted by school, and this must be addressed too.

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