Analysis Of The Film Ivory Tower

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The film Ivory Tower states as of 3/14/14, the national student loan debt is one trillion and still rising. The film speaks on the situation of college students have like the debt they obtain over four years, college distractions and even not graduating. Also what are the specific things that students are learning and why is it so valuable? Rossi is sending a message to the parents and college students that they should pay more attention to which college they give their money too and how colleges are using those funds. There are other options that educate students without a large debt amount or distractions of campus life. In the film Ivory Tower directed by Andrew Rossi, he is successful at exposing colleges and explaining alternative forms …show more content…
He used examples of other forms of colleges that have been working well as an alternative to campus colleges. Is college necessary? For the longest college has been sold as the key to a successful future. As time went on, more and more, it became so expensive that barely anyone can afford it causing thousand dollars of debt in student loans. It became so expensive because colleges became so competitive about the high profile universities and it’s led to rapid expansion. More programs, more facilities, more students, more attention, in the end means more tuition. The cost of college has increased quickly in the past few decades than any other service. With funds from the governments being taken away from education, the loan movement began and resemble the subprime housing crisis, giving people debt that their kids will have to repay. Half of our college educated people under 25 are underemployed or unemployed in their field with debt to pay off at high rates. Something should be done know that the fact that 68% of students who are paying small fortunes for their education wont graduate within four years because of distractions that colleges …show more content…
In this scene of the film, the audience is presented with an online college that requires no attendance to any person at no cost to them. They are classes’ curriculum that top university teach turned into versions that are being taken by millions of people. It gives millions of people a chance to learn and give them access to an education that they probably would have never had. It’s offered by the top universities in a wide range subjects. All that is needed to apply to this college is a computer and a will to educate. This shows a college giving an opportunity to the people to learn with none of the restrictions other colleges force upon students like textbook purchases, having to pay for tuition cost or having to commute to the campus for class. MOOC doesn’t force anyone to give up their outside life or job to learn. This scene shows the theme because it is a great alternative to paying a high cost tuition while achieving the same education you can get at an institution at no cost and not having any issues like attending classes, which is hard for students with a busy life. Many programs followed after their footsteps for examples companies like Coursera, Udacity, edX and many

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