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Bullying In Schools, #1 Stressor For Teens

Bullying in School Stress for kids

Bullying in schools,  just one of the stressers our grandchildren are facing in this high pressured digital age. For grandparents to gain a better understanding of what their grandkids may be dealing with on a daily basis at school, watching Race to Nowhere, a compelling documentary on bullying will assist in shedding some light on their challenges. 

 From the website: 

Students in all grades are burdened from undue performance pressure, too much unnecessary homework, and too little sleep and exercise.  Teachers throughout the nation are deprived of adequate resources and support while plagued with pressures from federal, state, district, and board mandates that devalue their profession and force them to “teach to a test.”

About The Film

Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

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. Visit the Race To Nowhere Website for links to additional articles, research, relevant website links and tools for advocacy.

If you're interested in the DVD, click here to order:  Race to Nowhere