We’re excited to be co-sponsors of a showing of the documentary, Race to Nowhere, on Thursday, December 2. We’re sponsoring this showing with Uniting4Kids, the Institute for Democratic Education in America and more.
Here’s a preview of the film:
Tickets are available here, priced at $10 (or $5 for students with ID), or $15 at the door. The program includes displays and student work starting at 5:15 p.m., and the movie (followed by a panel discussion) begins at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss DeFENSE’s own Lisa Calderon along with the other guests, moderated by our author/activist friend, Angela Engel (her book is available for purchase on the right, toward the bottom of this page). The Oriental Theater is at 4435 W. 44th Avenue in Denver.
This is an important film that shows the impetus behind such high-stakes testing charter schools like West Denver Prep and KIPP, as well as some of our public neighborhood schools, unfortunately. It’s a by-product of No Child Left Behind, and we have to be aware of the negative consequences so we can advocate with all the facts.