Ted Dintersmith is on a whirlwind tour of trying to change education in America, one community at a time.
Dintersmith, a former venture capitalist, is executive producer of “Most Likely To Succeed,” a self-financed documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The documentary argues that modern American schooling is outdated, promoting rigid coursework and rote memorization of facts at the expense of creativity and natural curiosity.
Since the film’s premiere, Dintersmith has been on a 50-state tour to screen the film and promote its ideas. He has been appearing in front of crowds of students, teachers and education leaders, encouraging them to form local committees that would reimagine public education in their communities.