Starving the Beast

Friday, September 9 - Thursday, September 15, 2016

On campuses across the nation, political and market-oriented forces are pushing to disrupt and “reform” America’s public universities. This timely documentary examines a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a “value proposition” to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a public good for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle that threatens to profoundly change American education.

Official selection: SXSW

  • Country USA
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 95 minutes
  • Director Steve Mims