“Race to Nowhere” Screening at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and on-campus high school, Boston University Academy, are hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture.” The film examines the high stakes, high pressure environment of the current education system by interviewing parents, students and teachers about their experiences with standardized testing, college admissions and expectations of high achievement. The screening is free and open to the public.

Event Details
“Race to Nowhere” Screening
Hosts: Boston University School of Education, College of Communication and Academy
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Tsai Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free and open to the public; tickets are first come, first served at the door
Contact: Kelly Proulx (617-353-3177, proulxk@bu.edu)
Lauren Glaser (617-353-5015, leglaser@bu.edu)

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.