Could the secret to rescuing our failing public schools lie in the past? In 1968, Springfield Missouri’s Central High School launched kids from all social classes into successful lives. While it wasn’t perfect, Central did positive things that are missing in many schools today. Things that could address U.S. jobs leaving the country, standards of living falling for the poor and middle class, and false news stories on social media pitting Americans against each other. Featuring interviews with successful people who gradtuated from a racially and economically integrated Midwestern high school in 1968, this program considers the merging of the best of past and present educational practices to generate success. It documents how diversity in student bodies and staff helps graduate smarter students. It reveals how providing a quality education to all students, including the poor and minorities, will repay our investment by preserving our democracy and ensuring our prosperity.