25 Apr '14, 6pm

‘Ivory Tower’ Trailer: Hard Lessons in the High Cost of Higher Education

‘Ivory Tower’ Trailer: Hard Lessons in the High Cost of Higher Education

"The concept of the institute of higher learning is about to be broken." That's a bold claim made by one of the interviewees of "Ivory Tower ," the new documentary by writer-director Andrew Rossi ("Page One: Inside the New York Times"). And, if the trailer for the film is any indication, it's one that can be backed up with some rather shocking facts. The term "ivory tower" originated in the Biblical Song of Solomon (7:4), but by the 19th century it was a derogatory term for academic elitism, a world where intellectuals engage in over-specialized research often completely disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. There's one huge practical everyday concern that academia has created in recent years, though: the astonishing price tag that comes with being a student at one of these institutions. [Related: Yes, the Burt's Bees Guy Is Real (and He's a Movie Star...

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