OEA to Host 'Race To Nowhere' Screenings
The Oklahoma Education Association will host three screenings of “Race To Nowhere,” an important documentary that looks at the pressure heaped on students and teachers by high-stakes tests. A panel discussion will be held in addition to the screenings set for Feb. 28 – one at Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman and two at Circle Cinema in Tulsa. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.
High stakes testing brings heavy consequences, according to the film documentary “Race to Nowhere.”
“Cheating is commonplace, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically, young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired,” according to the film’s producers.
In an effort to spark a dialogue on how to prepare our children for the future without all the collateral damage, the Oklahoma Education Association will host screenings of this important film on February 28 in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. A panel discussion will take place at both venues as well.
The Oklahoma City screening will begin at 6 p.m. at the Moore Norman Technology Center’s Franklin Road Campus, 4701 12th Avenue NW in north Norman. The panel discussion will follow at 7:45 p.m.
In Tulsa, the Circle Cinema, 10 S. Lewis Ave., is donating its theater for two screenings, at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. A panel discussion will be held between showings, from 7:10-7:50 p.m. TulsaKids Magazine is a cosponsor of the Tulsa event.
Seating is limited in both locations, so pre-registration is required. To see a trailer for the film and for more infomation, visit the Race to Nowhere website.
For more information on the Oklahoma City screening contact Bonnie Hammock at 800/522-8091 or 405/528-7785. For the Tulsa screenings, contact Kim Meigs at 800/331-5143 or 918/665-2282.