School of Education Events

'Fail State' Screening and Panel

Join Student Defense, La Follette, WISCAPE, OWN, AFT-WI, and ACS for a special screening of the award-winning documentary FAIL STATE.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
159 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison WI

Fail State imageJoin the National Student Legal Defense Network, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), the La Follette School of Public Affairs, One Wisconsin Now, AFT-Wisconsin, and the American Constitution Society ​for a screening of FAIL STATE, an award-winning documentary executive produced by news legend Dan Rather.

Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski will keynote ​the event.

Synopsis: Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, FAIL STATE investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C., that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, revealing its Wall Street ​backing and the lawmakers enabling widespread fraud and abuse in American higher education.

View the trailer for FAIL STATE.

Admission is free ​for this event​; however, space is limited. Please RSVP to attend via Eventbrite.

Kari Dickinson

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