5 Things to Know Today, March 2; Race to Nowhere is Tonight

Five things Northborough Patch wants to tell you about today, March 2, including a showing of "Race to Nowhere."

1. A call to action:Watch "Race to Nowhere" at which is a "call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens."

"I just saw a preview showing of the movie and can't rave about it enough," said Nancy Shatz of the Algonquin APTO (parent/teacher organization), which is sponsoring the showing at Algonquin.  Tickets are $10 in advance online, or $15 at the door.  The website to order tickets is http://rtnalgonquin.eventbrite.com.

"The movie is essentially about the current education system and its affect on today's kids," she said.  "A great part of the movie focuses on the stress  that these kids are under to 'perform,' but are they really learning?  The movie is appropriate for any parent who has a child in the school system as well as high school age students."

2. It's Wednesday, and that means .

3. meets at 7:30 p.m. at the

4. meets at 7 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School.

5. meets at the school at 7 p.m.


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