Are our students in a an educational race to nowhere?
From the Race to Nowhere website: “Race to Nowhere” is a film and call to mobilize 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.
Here are a few videos to get the conversation started:
The Unintended Consequences of our educational system: http://www.racetonowhere.com/unintended-consequences
NBC nightly news clip about the Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com/nbc-nightly-news-brian-williams-education-nation
Here is a video of a panel discussion at Stanford University: http://www.racetonowhere.com/stanford-panel-discussion-follows-screening-race-nowhere
What are your thoughts? Is our current educational structure failing our students? What effect have standardized test scores had on our educational system?