Film Series: Most Likely to Succeed
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Where a college diploma once meant a guaranteed job, now more than half of America's new college graduates are unable to find employment. Join us for a new documentary film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” that locates the source of the problem – not in the economy but in our educational system, which was developed at the dawn of the Industrial Age to train obedient workers. With radical changes in the marketplace wrought by technology and the outsourcing of labor, our rote-based system of learning has become outdated and ineffective. The film follows students at a San Diego charter school, High Tech High, which replaces standardized tests and compartmentalized subjects with project-based learning and a student-focused curriculum, offer an alternative. A discussion of how schools like High Tech High and Atlanta’s Drew Charter School are transforming education followed our film presentation.