Motherly Advice {Racing and Waiting: Education Reform Movies}

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If you are a parent with kids in school or very close to entering the scholastic track, there's a film I think you should see. It's calledRace to Nowhere, and the only way to see it is to find a special screening. No worries, there are many scheduled around the country. And if you can't find a screening nearby, you can try to get a screening scheduled by clicking here.

Twin Citians, you're in luck! Race To Nowhere is being shown on Mon., Feb. 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eden Prairie High School and Thurs., Feb. 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Minnesota Waldorf School. If you live elsewhere, don't dismay {at least not for that reason}, you can find a screening location near you by clicking here.

Race To Nowhere

Wait! I'm getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you about this film. According to the film's website, Race To Nowhere "is a call to mobilize 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."

You will hear the stories of students who are at the breaking point, exasperated educators and parents who want only the best for their children, but aren't sure what that is anymore. This film was produced and co-directed by Vicki Abeles, an attorney and mom of 3, who decided to tackle the often ignored subject of education in our country, and has now made waves throughout our country with her debut film, Race To Nowhere.

Tickets & Happy Hour

The tickets are free, but you must reserve tickets through EventbriteThere will be time for town-hall style discussions after the movie, as well.

I will be attending the Eden Prairie High School screening. If you are in the area and would like to join me for a cup of coffee or glass of wine before the movie, please contact me and we'll whip up a Motherly Law Pre-Movie Happy Hour.

Race To Nowhere Trailer



Waiting for Superman

One last note, while we're on the subject of education and the need for reform, there's another film that promises to be as inspiring as it is heart-wrenching: Waiting for Superman. Waiting for Superman focuses specifically on the D.C. school district and will be available on DVD in the next few weeks. I've already reserved it in my Netflix queue.

The Scoop

Have you seen one or both of these films? If so, I would love to hear from you. Were these films inspiring? I'm workifew months. This is an issue that has been on my mind for a while. I'm working on an education reform series that I will be bringing you sometime in the next month or so.


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