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Most Likely to Succeed-Community Screening

October 27, 2015 CSU-Ostrander Auditorium Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 630pm

2015-10-21

 

 

 For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an affordable path to a fulfilling career. That world no longer exists. The feature-length documentary Most Likely to Succeed examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our school model in todayʼs innovative world. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week. The Huffington Post stated that Most Likely to Succeed “delivers a message Americans need to hear, and desperately.” Film Threat said, “This film should be a required course for all parents and educators.”

There are a few things that distinguish the film from other documentaries on education. First, its artistic quality is extraordinary, and the story it tells will hold the attention of your audience. Second, it points to the critical issues affecting education today and conveys the urgency for moving our school into the 21st century . . . but in an inspiring way. Finally, the film poses questions rather than attempts to shove a point of view down the throats of the audience. As a result, we find people across a wide range of audiences engaged and inspired by the film, with lots of energy and commitment to a future of possibility.

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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