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LW PARENTS: Join us for a two-part Parent Education documentary series 3/8 and 4/11/18

You are invited to attend a Peterson and Wilcox Parent Ed joint parent education event.  Join us for a two-part documentary series onMarch 8 and April 11, 2018.



Film Event 1:  Race To Nowhere



Where:   Peterson Middle School Library  1380 Rosalia Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM


Kindly RSVP to this FREE event by using the following link: Eventbrite registration page



About the film: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high pressure culture that has invader our school & our children's lives.

Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. 

Race to Nowhere 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.  


View the trailer here:




FilmEvent 2:   Beyond Measure



Where:   Wilcox HS - Mission Theater 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara CA 95051

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 PM


Kindly RSVP to this FREE event by using the following link:



About the film:     In Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles unveiled the dark side of America’s achievement culture. In her follow up documentary, Beyond Measure, Abeles travels to public schools across the country as they embark on a journey to transcend the limits of our outmoded, test-driven education system and create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture from the ground up. By putting research and innovative models into practice, groundbreaking school communities are transforming how and what they teach. In chorus with experts including Sir Ken Robinson, Linda Darling-Hammond, Yong Zhao, Alison Gopnik, Jo Boaler and Daniel Pink, the change makers in Beyond Measure prove that both a new vision and a higher purpose are within reach for American education. 


View the trailer here:


Thank you,


Your Peterson and Wilcox Parent Education PTSA Co-Chairs

Posted by: Karen Spinks Published:2/15/18
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