NORWALK, Conn. -- Teachers, community members and advocates for education are invited to attend a screening and panel discussion of "Most Likely to Succeed" on Monday in Norwalk.
The documentary examines the history of education in the United States, revealing its shortcomings of conventional education methods in today's innovative world.
It is being presented by Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, a statewide education advocacy group.
About the film
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 U.S. education system has not.
Schools are attempting to teach and test skills that, when mastered, 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 looks like.
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?
The event Monday begins with light refreshments at 6 p.m., followed by a welcome and introduction at 6:45 p.m., then the film showing at 7 p.m. The Q&A with a panel of experts will follow at 8:30 p.m.
ConnCAN in collaboration with Norwalk ACTS, Norwalk Public Schools and the city of Norwalk invited community members.
The event is free and open to the public.
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