For several weeks now, we have shown high-school students throughout EPISD the trailer to a documentary about the power of public education. In a little under three minutes, the trailer tries to tell the story of a school in California that has adopted a different approach to learning — one that gives students the freedom to learn in different ways and teachers the opportunity to be innovative.
“Most Likely To Succeed” didn’t play in any large multiplex theater. It didn’t earn any Oscar nominations. You probably have never even heard of it. But the movie is powerful — a must see for students, educators, parents and those individuals who feel schools can be so much more than just four walls with a chalkboard and desks.
The movie will take you through the innovative approach a school in San Diego took to systematically shake the way the vast majority of public schools operate. That old system was established in the 1800s and doesn’t suit the needs of our students anymore. Watching this film has left audiences not just hopeful for the future of education, but also empowered to do something about the state of their own public schools.
I invite you to come experience “Most Likely To Succeed” during a special screening of the film being held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the El Paso High School auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit the EPISD Education Foundation that helps give students scholarships and teachers classroom grants.
To learn more about the event follow this link. Hope to see you there!