“Most Likely to Succeed”
(2015) Dir: Greg Whiteley
“Most Likely To Succeed” is the best film ever done on the topic of school — both its past and its future. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you’ll never look at school the same way again.
The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school can look like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is inspired to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed for the 21st century?
Featured in Film festivals in 2015 including Sundance, TriBeca, Seattle, Dallas…
“I have not seen a clearer examination of the underlying assumptions about the real skills students need to succeed in today’s world.” Jordan Ronson, NYC English teacher, The Bronx High School of Science
“Incredible! It is the best explanation I have seen of what the issues are with education in America. I have not been this excited about the future of education in a very long time.” Craig Mueller, Retired School Administrator
“This movie brilliantly tells a story every community needs to hear. It shows us how reinventing our approach to education can make every student an independent, lifelong learner fully prepared for today’s challenges and opportunities.” Mark Lang, Charter Partners Institute