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Ivory Tower: Is College Worth the Cost?

a CNN Films Production ; produced by Josh Braun ; produced and directed by Andrew Rossi
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. The film explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning.
Director
Andrew Rossi
Performers
Andrew Delbanco.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
90 min.
Language
English or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, Portuguese, French or English subtitles; close-captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some suggestive and partying images
Notes
Title from container.
Awards Note
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2014.
Credits
Editors, Chad Beck, Christopher Branca, Andrew Coffman ; cinematography, Andrew Rossi, Bryan Sarkinen, Andrew Coffman ; music, Ian Hultquist
Published
[Los Angeles, CA] : Paramount, 2014.
Publisher no.
59164079000 Paramount
Description
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen 16:9; Dolby Digital 5.1.
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