Saturday, April 17, 2010
The achievement trap, another inconvenient truth
Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture". Watch the three-minute trailer. Look for a screening near you. Heck, organize a screening. It's a documentary film by a parent, Vicki Abeles, for parents, educators and anyone with an empathetic heart about the staggering increases in homework kids get and the resulting sleep deprivation, sedentary lifestyle and depression - even suicide - among kids who pick up on the pressure to 'excel', 'succeed', 'achieve' and 'win'. This is the other side of the 'achievement gap'. This is the 'achievement trap'.
Posted by JOAN JAECKEL at 10:06 AM