Wilcox Parent Ed in conjunction with Peterson Middle School is pleased to bring you a two-part documentary series on March 8 and April 11.
Mark your calendars and come join us!
The two films look at the current educational climate and its impact on students in their efforts to strive for success and what steps are needed to decrease stress and re-inspire learning.
March 8, 2018
10:00 am or 6:30 pm (two time options - space is limited)
Peterson Middle School Library
1380 Rosalia Ave,
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
About the film
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high pressure culture that has invader our school & our children's lives.
Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere 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.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wilcox HS - Mission Theater
3250 Monroe St,
Santa Clara CA 95051
About the film
In Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles unveiled the dark side of America's achievement culture.
In her follow-up documentary, Beyond Measure, Abeles travels to public schools across the country as they embark on a journey to transcend the limits of our outmoded, test-driven education system and create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture from the ground up.
By putting research and innovative models into practice, groundbreaking school communities are transforming how and what they teach. In chorus with experts including Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Yong Zhao, Alison Gopnik, Jo Boaler and Daniel Pink, the change makers in Beyond Measure prove that both a new vision and a higher purpose are within reach for American education.