Saturday, June 21, 2014

Solstice June 21, 2014

Ivory Tower film

Many young and some not-so-young folks in Salem are drowning in debt due to student loans.  We are greatly hobbling our future by loading young adults up with debt when they will spend their lives in an era of economic contraction rather than continuous growth.  Turns out the Ed bubble is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, bubbles of all.

 Review: Documentary "Ivory Tower" is a Sobering Look at the Cost of Higher Education 
(via Indie Wire)

"Ivory Tower" is compelling viewing, particularly if you feel close to the crisis. Authors, current and former students, faculty and business people share their thoughts on the state of the system, with some sobering statistics that punctuate the more personal moments. The film traces the evolution of higher education: from being something for the elite to a basic human right, and back again as costs continue to rise.