Most Likely To Succeed

For 25 years, Barrington Education Foundation has been a champion of extraordinary educational opportunities in the Barrington Public Schools.  It is now time to reimagine EXTRAORDINARY! BEF is thrilled to bring this thought provoking film to our community.

Click here to view the trailer for Most Likely to Succeed

Please join us Thursday December 1st, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Barrington HS auditorium, Admission is FREE

Free babysitting provided by BHS National Honor Society

Following the film there will be an Expert Panel Q & A


Film reviews:

“The 21st century is going to be all about building, creating, and innovating.  This remarkable film shows a path of how we can empower all of our children to do that”.

-Sal Kahn, Kahn Academy


“Most Likely To Succeed provides a new vision of what is possible in today’s schools… This film should be watched by every caring parent and educator who wants to improve the learning process”.

-Cindy Johanson, Edutopia


Film Synopsis:

The feature-length documentary 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 transform learning as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same. Over a century ago, American education underwent a dramatic transformation as the iconic one-room schoolhouse evolved into an effective system that produced an unmatched workforce tailored for the 20th Century. As the world economy shifts and traditional white-collar jobs begin to disappear, that same system remains intact, producing potentially chronic levels of unemployment among graduates in the 21st Century. The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization. Most Likely to Succeed points to a transformation in learning that may hold the key to success for millions of our youth – and our nation – as we grapple with the ramifications of rapid advances in technology, automation and growing levels of income inequality.