Update - This is now a "no host" event - my mom is coming from NJ and this changes my plans. I didn't know she was coming when I posted it. I hope people will still go.
Lawton Alternative School is offering a free screening of this 2010 award-winning documentary about the problems with our educational system. You don't have to be a parent to be concerned with what our system is doing to children - our future society.
Let's meetup and see it, and if anyone wants to discuss it after, we can walk to either Crepe Temptations on Judah or a local bar on Noriega to chat.
"Race to Nowhere" is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss”, “Race to Nowhere” brings communities together to spark dialogue and galvanize change in America’s schools.
Featuring the heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve, “Race to Nowhere” points to a silent epidemic in our schools. Through the testimony of educators, parents and education experts, it reveals an education system in which cheating has become commonplace; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Shown nationwide and internationally in more than 6,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations and community centers, “Race to Nowhere” has become the centerpiece of a nationwide, grassroots movement for the transformation of education. - See more at: http://www.racetonowhere.com/
The film will be playing in the schools' auditorium and is free, but they seem to want people to register for a ticket at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-to-nowhere-presented-by-lawton-alternative-school-tickets-8902988077?aff=es2&rank=10&sid=f38ef678553d11e39fd312313d091a6a
Don't know if registration is required, and I imagine if you just show up, you can go in.