Saturday, April 16, 2011

Race to Nowhere Screening At BHS April 28th at 7 p.m.

Burlington High School will be a host sight for the movie Race to Nowhere on Thursday April 28th at 7:00 P.M. The movie offers insight into the high stress environment our students are faced with everyday. We highly recommend students and parents attend.  Please click here for registration information.

About the film - From the Race to Nowhere Website:

“Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills
they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere
points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become isengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.”


  1. I am not a parent within your district, but I wanted to let you know that we held 3 screenings of this movie in our district (Chicagoland area)around a month ago. By the third showing, word of the power and importance of this documentary had flown around our community like wildfire and the final session was absolutely packed, with many, many people standing and even watching from the corridor outside the huge hall. I just want to say to parents- do not miss this opportunity! This is-OR SHOULD BE- a highly evocative BEGINNING to a long-overdue discussion. You will not regret any sacrifices you have to make in order to go see this movie! Thanks, M.Palmer

  2. Patrick,
    I really wanted to comment on your blog hence this comment which is not realy related to the movie. I listen to a an interview you gave on your other site where you talked about why you as principal started blogging.

    Can I say as a principal colleague from Australia I started blogging from a challenge set by a young Canadian I heard speak at a conference who said and I paraphrase: how can you teach students of the 21st century when you don't live in their techo world?

    It became sort of a morale imperative that I now use to communicate, to share practice, to stimulate dialogue.

    My own blog is at

    Well done on your blog - I really liked the way you take the time to acknowledge your teachers.