Are We Creating A Culture Of Unprepared High Achievers?
Race To Nowhere takes us on a most illuminating ride into the behind-the-scenes world of our high achieving student culture and brilliantly lays out a paradoxical scenario of whether we are inadvertently killing our students' love of learning, setting up an health-adverse protocol and whether these students are actually learning for the long-term.
More importantly, it sets the framework for the discussion about what constitutes "success" in our schools, how we as a culture can better facilitate real learning as opposed to extrinsic signs of achievement, and how we define success and achievement in our society as a whole. Vicki Abeles is director.
CLICK link here to watch 5 min. video clip addressing Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high schools which may break some of our preconceived bubbles. Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side Of America's Achievement Culture.