NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Free screening of Race to Nowhere and panel to discuss problems of State and national achievement education

race to nowhere posterYour child could be running in a race to nowhere, heading nowhere. On November 21 this month, the International Baccalaureate students of Cactus Shadows High School will be presenting Race to Nowhere, a film that promises to reveal the dark side of America’s achievement culture. The screening is completely free and will be held at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center (33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85266 ) from 6:30 – 9 p.m. After the showing there will be a panel, composed of the leaders of modern Arizona education, and they will discuss the silent epidemic running rampant through our schools.

Some of the panelists include Heather Carter, our Cave Creek representative in the Arizona state legislature; as well as Dr. Alice Temnick, a current teacher at Cactus Shadows. Ms. Linda Bentley from Sonoran News will be participating. Additionally, Mr. Chris Maza, a teacher in Arizona for twenty years and a school board member for the past four. A professor at Grand Canyon University, Dr. Lisa Aaroe will be contributing and Cody Inglis, a current International Baccalaureate diploma candidate. Finally, the event will be moderated by Mr. Biff Miller. The panelists will be sharing their views about what is to be done to improve not only the Cave Creek school district but all schools across the nation.

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.” The film covers all issues from the health problems as a result of stress on an individual basis up to how this will impact the future success of our entire nation. This event is not just for those involved in academia; any member of the community and beyond is encouraged to attend. This screening is entirely free and only limited to the number of seats in the Fine Arts Center (33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85266). After the panel has concluded there will be a reception with free food and drink. Invest your time in your child’s future not the mindless drivel on television.