The South Pasadena Public Library is pleased to partner with the East Meets West Parent Education Club (EMWPEC) and the South Pasadena Chinese American Club to host a community discussion and screening of the Sundance-selected and award winning documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” in the Library Community Room, on Saturday, May 5 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion with educators Ron Gunnoe, M.A. Education and Dr. Lawrence Fritz, Dean of Graduate Studies & Research Professor of Biology at California State University, Los Angeles.
The thought provoking film “Most Likely to Succeed” examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. Screenings around the county have engaged communities and inspired educators and parents. Cara Cooke, Superintendent of Kilgore Independent School District (Texas) remarked that “hosting a screening of this film in our community was a wonderful catalyst for invigorating discussions among our students, staff, parents, and community members. The film inspired us to re-imagine what is happening in our classrooms.”