Fail State Documentary News

Latest news and updates on Fail State, an investigative documentary on for-profit colleges, student loan debt, and American higher education. Executive produced by news legend and journalist Dan Rather.

11/2/17 - Fail State Review in Texas Observer

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"‘Fail State’ Delves into the Shadowy World of For-Profit Colleges" by Rose Cahalan

Our first official movie review by a non-higher ed wonk and it's glowing

 Fail State Student Jennifer Wilson holding her "worthless" diploma from now-defunct Everest University.

Fail State Student Jennifer Wilson holding her "worthless" diploma from now-defunct Everest University.

[For-profit colleges are] the subject of Fail State, a briskly paced and emotional new documentary premiering at the Austin Film Festival on Saturday. Written and directed by Alexander Shebanow, a young filmmaker in his feature debut, and executive-produced by Dan Rather, the film details how the for-profit college industry began, what allowed it to rise to power and why legislative attempts to rein it in have had only limited success.

And the finish: 

It’s a sad story, but one you won’t soon forget.

Read the full review here: https://www.texasobserver.org/fail-state-delves-shadowy-world-profit-colleges/