TransformSC partnered with he Nickelodeon Theatre and the University of South Carolina’s College of Education to bring a special screening of the edu-documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, to Columbia on December 8th. The film examines the history of education in the United States and explores shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world, as well as compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize America’s education system. The film has been named “among the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week and was an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.
Following the screening, attendees participated in a question and answer session with:
- Ted Dintersmith, Executive Producer of “Most Likely to Succeed”
- Dr. Lemuel Watson, Dean of the University of South Carolina College of Education
- Pamela Lackey, President of AT&T South Carolina and TransformSC Co-Chair
- Mike Brenan, BB&T South Carolina President and TransformSC Co-Chair
- Emily Heatwole, Director of Government Affairs for the SC State Department of Education
- Dr. Darrell Johnson, Superintendent of Greenwood School District 50