Movie Screening, Fail State: A documentary on higher education

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Building E25, E25-111

In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State reveals the dark story behind the rise of predatory for-profit colleges and why our higher education system, once the envy of the world, is leaving millions of Americans in financial ruin. Please join the Office of Open Learning and the Director and Producer of Fail State for a screening of this powerful documentary and a brief post-screening discussion. Runtime: 88 minutes

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Francis Cruz

Francis Cruz left a positive review Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fantastic film, highly relevant and grounded with credible interviews set over the course of five decades, it is recommended for anyone in education. Not just higher education. While documenting the tragedy that is predatory lending and liberal educational accreditation, the filmmakers also present a model for education that is unsustainable for long-term societal health. Lasting, the movie ends with a plea for participation with specific recommendations. I'd like to watch a follow-up with positive examples of progressive education models in the U.S. and North America.