Academia itself is a reproduction of the problematic structures existing outside, and far below, the Ivory Tower.
Sure, we must pay attention to what our graduates will do with their education, and we must give them the skills to translate what they learn in classrooms to their lives after graduation. But we shouldn't reduce our understanding of "their lives after graduation" to their very first job.
Tony Carnevale: Ivory Tower brings to the fore the rolling tensions growing underneath the American higher education system
Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.
The film is thought-provoking, to say the least, but we thought we'd pull out just a few takeaways from the movie: The new
In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?
In his latest documentary 'Ivory Tower,' filmmaker Andrew Rossi exposes the financial crisis of paying for college. Student loan debt and college tuition rates have reached an all-time high at over $1 trillion. So is a college degree worth the price?
Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"
Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.