Most Likely To Succeed

Thursday, December 10, 2015 | Special Film Screening at FCHS

Free Event (Open To The Public)

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th at Frankfort Community High School's Paschedag Auditorium for this exclusive screening of Most Likely To Succeed. This film will change the way you think about public education and create new conversations about re-imagined schools. Don't miss the chance to see this positive and uplifting edu-documentary.
Most Likely to Succeed Trailer

About The Film

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.”


Learn more at the official film website.

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Noteworthy Statistics


  • 53% of recent college graduates are under—or unemployed.


  • Student engagement in school plummets as they get to higher grades—from 80% in elementary school to just 40% by the beginning of high school.


  • Just 11% of employers—yet 96% of academic provosts–believe colleges are effective in preparing graduates for the workplace.


  • A Lego Foundation study reports that students lose more than 90% of their creative capacity during their school years.


  • Gallup found that college grads who had opportunities to apply classroom learning to internships, jobs, or ambitious projects are twice as likely to be engaged in work later in life.


  • 65% of today’s grade-school children will end up in jobs that haven’t been invented yet.


  • The current length of a job for a millennial is an average of 2.6 years, and millennials will have 15-20 jobs over the course of their working lives.


  • By 2020, 40% to 50% of all income-producing work will be short-term contracts, freelance work and so-called SuperTemps.


  • 45% of recent college graduates return home to live with their parents.

Exclusive Interview With Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer

Most Likely To Succeed | The Goin' Digital Show (Episode 10)

Ted Talk - Prepare Our Kids for Life, Not Standardized Tests

Prepare Our Kids for Life, Not Standardized Tests | Ted Dintersmith | TEDxFargo