[VIDEO] Higher Education: New Documentary Questions Absurd Cost of College


For The Daily Caller, Eric Owens reports: If you are looking to catch a flick this weekend, you could do a lot worse than “Ivory Tower.

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The provocative documentary, which hit select theaters on Friday, demonstrates in sad detail how American college students and their families are struggling to cope with tuition prices that have skyrocketed 1,120 percent in “absolute dollars” since 1978.


The director, Andrew Rossitalked to The College Fix recently about the documentary.

[New Documentary Exposes Vast Wealth Squandered on Campuses – thecollegefix.com]

Rossi observed that salaries for bureaucrats ranging from incredibly cushy to downright obscene have been a huge factor in tuition increases.


“The increase in administrators and professional staff has far outpaced the growth of full-time faculty.”

— Director Andrew Rossi

Many college presidents now bring home seven-figure salaries, he noted.

Another problem is that colleges and universities routinely give out an abundance of financial aid but then raise their costs — to cover the increased financial aid.

Still another factor is a never-ending array of luxuries that schools build and install to attract students…(read more)

The Daily Caller

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Andrew Rossi returns to the Sundance Film Festival following his last film, Page One: Inside the New York Times, about the crisis in the newspaper industry. Distributed by Participant Media and Magnolia Pictures,Page One was nominated for two news and documentary Emmy Awards as well as receiving various critics’ awards. Rossi is also the director of Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven, which screened on HBO, and was an associate producer on Jehane Noujaim’s Control Room
Source – Sundance.org

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