I wrote this guide after watching the movie "Race to Nowhere" because I was surprised that the parents featured in the film, whose children were suffering because of school, seemed to feel they were powerless to do anything different. I thought, wow? Really? They just kept subjecting their children to the same thing that was causing them to suffer. I intended to write a blog post in response, but that quickly turned into a twenty page booklet containing 20 ideas for parents who are sick of "Waiting for Superman" and tired of having their children in a "Race to Nowhere."
To date there are more than 8000 people who have read the guide and have been empowered with ideas to do what is in their children's best interest. My goal is for parents to share it far and wide with other parents in their children’s school and, if they have online spaces, I hope they will place it there as a free guide for others.
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