KNAU and Arizona News
Thu February 10, 2011
"Race To Nowhere" Documents The Pressures Face By American High School Students
By Gillian Ferris Kohl
Flagstaff, AZ – Tonight, the film "Race to Nowhere" makes its Flagstaff debut. The documentary takes a look inside American high schools to see the unintended consequences of an educational system dominated by long hours, competition and test taking. Vicki Abeles produced and co-directed the "Race to Nowhere". She spoke with Arizona Public Radio's Gillian Ferris Kohl about the emotional and physical toll our performance-based, "24-7" culture is having on kids.