"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Starving the Beast

Starving the Beast Trailer from Steve Mims on Vimeo.

"This documentary examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a ‘public good’ for society. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M."


  1. When and where is this screening in Los Angeles?

  2. Finally, after 40 years of starving public institutions, people are starting to get it.
    That's what happens when we don't pay attention. I'm afraid, it could be a case of too little, too late.