This seems to be the season for documentaries on the education system in the US, what ails it, and how we might fix it. You’ve probably heard of “Waiting for Superman“, the blockbuster of the fall in this genre, getting all the rave reviews (and some brickbats too), and probably showing at some multiplex near you right now! Race to Nowhere actually came out in 2009, and also got good reviews, but didn’t make anywhere near as much of a splash as Waiting for Superman is making currently.
I haven’t seen either film yet, but will get a chance to see Race to Nowhere on our campus tonight. It is being shown by my colleague Dr. Lara Triona (from Psychology) at 7 PM in the Industrial Tech Building, room 101 (on E. Barstow Ave. at Campus Dr.), at 2255 East Barstow Avenue, Fresno, CA. Go here for more information and to RSVP.