“Race to Nowhere” is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering a view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents are expected to raise high-achieving children, who are good at everything: academics, sports, the arts, community-service. The film tackles the tragic side of our achievement-obsessed culture, with interviews that explore the world of over-burdened schedules, student suicide, and academic cheating. “Race to Nowhere” asks the question: Are the young people of today prepared to step into their future? We hear from students who feel they are being pushed to the brink, educators who worry students aren't learning anything substantive, college professors, and business leaders, concerned their incoming employees lack the skills needed to succeed in the business world: passion, creativity, and internal motivation.