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a film by Greg Whiteley

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89 minutes

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Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches at a ground-breaking school in San Diego that aims to revolutionize teaching as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century.  To date, Most Likely To Succeed has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change along the way.


"...a message Americans need to hear, and desperately test." - The Huffington Post

"The 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating. This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that." - Sal Kahn, Kahn Academy

“Whiteley captures an inspiring solution: when teachers give youth more agency in their education, it leads to the kind of innovation and character-building confidence skills that are essential for success in a post-internet job market. A thoughtful consideration, and with lots of heart.” — Movie City News

"...among the best edu-documentaries ever produced." - Education Week

"..a discussion that needs to start now." -


"...there is something special that permeates the film. It is something that educators might recognize from their own experiences – a sense of hope." - National Math + Science Initiative

"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

"Show it to your students! Show it to your PTAs! Show it to your faculty! Show it to your school board!" - Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21

"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

"This film is an eyeopener. It clearly demonstrates why our students are not succeeding in school, but rather than inspiring fear, it offers real solutions that engage students." - Michael Bitton, Magen David Yeshivah High School

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