Restoring Innovation and Creativity in American Education

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Ted Dintersmith, executive producer of the film "Most Likely to Succeed," says today's education system, which is based largely on memorization, often discourages creative thinking.
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Ted Dintersmith is a former venture capitalist and executive producer of the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed." He says today's education system, which is based largely on memorization, often discourages creative thinking. And the problem, he says, doesn't lie with the educators. Rather, it's system they're apart of.

Check out a trailer for the film below.