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How was Race to Nowhere?

Original post made by Andrea, Val Vista, on May 19, 2010

I wasn't able to get tickets to Race to Nowhere because it was sold out. I would love to hear feedback about what issues it addressed and hear what your reaction was to the information presented.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Pleasanton in the news! Web Link

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Posted by member
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 20, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Worth seeing the movie and hearing director answer questions afterwords.
Check out website for future screening dates(6/1 Danville)

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Posted by member
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 21, 2010 at 10:01 am

Briefly, the film addressed how busy and stressed the
kids are between school, homework, extra curricular activites,
pressure to get A's. Students shared the physical and emotional
stress they endure. Teachers talked about how there hands are tied
to really teach due to State and Federal demands, teaching to the
top 2% of students.

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Posted by Another resource
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 21, 2010 at 10:33 am

Another good resource about what our kids are going through is the book "Price of Privilege" written by a bay area counselor.

Available at the Pleasanton library.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Del Prado
on May 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

There is no way schools really think they are teaching to the top 2% of students. The top 2% of students are grossly underserved by our schools. One only has to look at the total elimination of GATE funding to see that's true...

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Posted by letsgo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm

"top 2% of students are grossly underserved by our schools"

I would have to disagree at the high school level. There are dozens of AP classes offered, the top students go to competitions in lost of different categories (We The People, Science Olympiad, Art competitions, etc), there is an abundance of band and music options. I think the middle students are being underserved acadmeically as we continue to raise class sizes and reduce the other resources available.

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