'Race to Nowhere' Showing Part of 'Student Stressors' Debate
Film scheduled to be shown on Thursday at Ridge High School.
A second year's showing of the movie "Race to Nowhere," which is part of a districtwide discussion of whether township students are under too much stress in school, is scheduled to be shown at 7 p.m. this Thursday at Ridge High School.
The Ridge PTO is presenting the re-screening of the movie, shown last winter, in the high school's performing arts center.
Tickets will cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door; details on pre-purchase are forthcoming. Ridge students will be admitted free with a Ridge ID. Annin students accompanied by a paying parent will also be allowed in free, although parents should note that content may not be appropriate for middle school-aged children.
A discussion of the topics addressed in the movie will be held immediately after the screening. Those who have seen the movie before but who wish to partake in the discussion will be allowed in at no charge after 8:15 p.m.
The movie already has been mentioned during Board of Education meetings about whether students are placed under too much stress as a result of excessive homework, overbooking of activities, unrealistic expectations and other aspects of school life and the college application process.
Parents already have received a survey asking them about homework, especially for students in middle school and at the high school.