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Many people agree that there are problems with our education system. The big question is - what do we do about it? It's the question we're asking in our series "Improving Utah Schools." We'll look at the world of ideas for creating better education for our kids and ask what can be done to make those ideas a reality.Image by Derek Baird/Creative Commons via flickr

Most Likely to Succeed

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Many jobs have been taken from workers and given to computers. There are obvious ones like assembly line operators, but consider this: computers are now writing reports and driving cars. Even jobs you may think are secure might not be. But while the economy is changing, our education system is still based on a model created for the industrial revolution. So how do we best prepare students? It’s the question at the heart of filmmaker Greg Whiteley'slastest documentary. It's called "Most Likely to Succeed," and it's screening in Utah next week. (Rebroadcast)

  • On Tuesday, September 22, Most Likely to Succeed will screen at The Ragan Theatre at Utah Valley University in Orem. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Screening begins at 6:30 with a Q-and-A with director Greg Whiteley immediately following the film. Seating is limited. RSVP through Eventbrite
  • On Wednesday, September 23, the film will be shown at Gateway Megaplex in downtown Salt Lake City. Doors open at 6:30, film begins at 7:00 with a Q-and-A with director Greg Whiteley immediately following. Seating is limited. RSVP through Eventbrite
  • Ted Dintersmith is Executive Producer of the film. He's also co-author of a new book called Most Likely to Succeed [Indiebound|Amazon]
  • For more information on the film, visit mltsfilm.org
Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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