Form Your Own
Committee of Ten (C10)

In 1893, leading educators formed the Committee of Ten (C10) to design a school model to prepare children for assembly-line jobs. Those jobs have vanished, but the C10’s model still holds sway over American education. We need to reimagine school for the 21st century.

And you can help!  Form your own Committee of Ten — your own coalition of parents, teachers, administrators, and students who want to help your school reach its full potential. To help you pull together an energized C10, we’re providing a way for you and nine of your colleagues to see the film Most Likely to Succeed for an all-in price of just $15. The film – an official selection of Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, and twenty-five other major films festivals — has inspired audiences in more than 4,000 communities around the world. Here’s how this offer works:

  • Extend to nine other potential change agents the opportunity to view Most Likely to Succeed. Need help recruiting? You’ll find tips and a sample invite here.
  • Purchase your month-long rental here. You’ll receive your screening link within 1-2 business days from our partners at Tugg.
  • Share the link with your nine other C10 members, who can watch it any time during the rental period.
  • After everyone has had a chance to watch the film, meet to brainstorm how it can help your community reimagine what school could be.
  • Consider organizing a school-wide community screening, with help from these resources.
  • Help your school embrace a culture of innovation by drawing on our Innovation Playlist — and trust and empower your teachers to take small steps that lead to big change.

Nothing is more important today than fighting for the best possible education for our children. Our kids depend on us to make good decisions on their behalf. Don’t dawdle.

Form your own C10 today, and bring energy and purpose to the aspirational goal of helping your school be all that it could be.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I form a Committee of Ten (C10)?

Many people realize that our schools are stuck in time, but it’s challenging to change an existing school. By forming your C10, you can assemble a like-minded team to help your school make progress. This C10 offering isn’t intended for institutional viewing – for bigger audiences, you can license the film here. But an energized C10 can work constructively with school leaders, and support their efforts to effect positive change.

What if I can't find nine other people to join my committee?

You can share the screening link with up to nine additional viewers, but no problem if a smaller number of people commit.

Can we stop and start the film and/or watch it several times?

Yes. You and your C10 colleagues can rewatch the film (all or particular sections) as often as you want within your screening month.

How much does it cost?

$15 for a month-long rental for up to 10 viewers.

Why isn't the film available on sites like iTunes, Netflix and Google Play?

We strongly believe that this film is a powerful way to bring a community together in thoughtful discussion and aspirational action. In the spirit of innovation that we encourage schools to embrace, we’re offering an innovative way to view and share the film – one that we hope fosters community, collaboration and productive discourse. It’s like a book club, but with a ninety-minute film. And instead of a one-and-done conversation, it’s the start of a process that has the power to transform school as you know it! And even if you watch it on your own, its cost is less than a movie ticket and popcorn.