Charlotte Community Forum on Education & Mobility

What School Should Be

Date:  Saturday, October 20th  (10 am – 12:30 pm)

Location:  Steele Creek Church of Charlotte at 1929 W. Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217


Please join Charlotte for this important Community Conversation. When a similar event was offered in China recently, 25,000 Chinese participated and Ted’s book about transforming Education sold out!

Sponsored by Alignment Southwest Charlotte and the Arrowood Business Association.  Alignment Southwest Charlotte is a collaboration of businesses, the faith community, non-profits and schools to improve the education as well as the economic and social mobility of Steele Creek youth.  

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Documentary: Most Likely to Succeed screening

This acclaimed Sundance documentary shows the need to transform Education in America.  It has been shown throughout the US and throughout the world with experts saying that “This film should be a required course for all parents and educators”. 

Most Likely to Succeed Documentary Trailer —


Interview with Ted Dintersmith, producer of the documentary and author of “What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America”.  The book “offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change.”


Panel Discussion with Ted Dintersmith and Local Leaders: CMS (Dr. Clayton Wilcox), CPCC VP of Learning/Workforce Development (Dr. Richard Zollinger), CEO & Education Transformation Advocate (Clifton Vann); Chamber of Commerce (R. Garvin); Casey Jones (West Meck Principal)


Guest Speakers:           India Gregory (2011 CMS Grad & Boeing Systems Engineer)

                                                Erik Olejarczyk (Olympic High School Principal)

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