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Education critique 'Race to Nowhere' to screen at St. Gregory

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Education critique 'Race to Nowhere' to screen at St. Gregory

A controversial film critiquing America’s education system will be shown at St. Gregory College Preparatory School on March 3 at 7 p.m.

The screening is the only one of "Race to Nowhere" in Southern Arizona since the film's 2009 release and is one of hundreds that are taking place across the country, according to a press release. Tickets for the film will be $10 in advance, sold online at, and $15 at the door.

The film was created by a concerned mother and documents the struggle of students, educators and parents in a system that relies on heavy testing. In the film’s trailer, students speak candidly about the extreme stress, depression and other problems they face due to pressures at school.

After the screening, which will take place in the school’s Donald R. Nickerson Theatre of the Arts, a panel of education experts will lead a discussion.

The panel will include: Malika Johnson, director of college counseling at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, Michelle Berry, history department chair at St. Gregory, George Davis, former University of Arizona provost and former University of Vermont president, Ann-Eve Pedersen, board president of the Arizona Education Network, Eve Rifkin, principal of City High School in Tucson, and Barry Bedrick, head of St. Michael’s Parish Day School. 

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