Lake Erie College to screen “Most Likely to Succeed”


On Wednesday, Feb. 17, Lake Erie College will present a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.”

Originally designed in 1893, the school system in the United States has grown increasingly outdated for today’s innovative world. “Most Likely to Succeed” addresses this phenomenon by examining the history of education in the United States and the glaring shortcomings of our educational model.

Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the feature-length film was named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week and was an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

“Most Likely to Succeed” focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As a result, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century.

While the documentary will be of interest to a wide range of people, LEC students, faculty and staff as well as K-12 educators, principals, superintendents and Board of Education members from surrounding districts are encouraged to attend. To view the film’s trailer, visit

The screening will take place Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building on the Lake Erie College campus. For directions, visit


This event is sponsored by the Lake Erie College Honors Program and is free and open to the public, though registration is required. To register, visit Eventbrite at For more information, contact Lisa Strausbaugh, Director of the Center for Leadership and Professional Development at Lake Erie College, at


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