“Race to Nowhere” Screenings in Mass.

Today’s Boston Globe reports on a screening of the documentary film “Race to Nowhere” and a discussion the film generated in Harvard, MA, about unhealthy pressures placed on students.

“Race to Nowhere,” which features interviews with students, parents, teachers, and administrators from Connecticut to California, argues that the high-stakes push to achieve has created a generation of high-strung students constrained in a “one-size-fits-all” system. It was produced and co-directed by a California mother of three who began the project when her own children developed symptoms of depression over their schooling.

A series of screenings are scheduled this week and in coming weeks throughout Massachusetts. This Thursday, Jan. 27, there will be a screening and discussion at Northeastern University at 7 p.m. For ticket and more information, email tickets@racetonowhere.com or call 925-310-4242. For the full Massachusetts schedule, click here.