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Fail State is dense with information but incorporates just enough intimate, personal portraiture to make itself tragically human.
Shebanow doesn't beat the point into the ground, but he does observe that stock prices for exploitative for-profit schools surged as soon as America elected the figurehead of Trump University to the White House.
Shebanow does an excellent job of laying out the sordid history of the decline of American higher educational systems in "Fail State"...
[A] well-paced, chock-full documentary...
[Fail State] remains a truly eye-opening and crucial exposé of yet another way, not unlike during last decade's subprime mortgage crisis, that vulnerable Americans get hurt just by trying to better their lives.
The ham-fisted approach undercuts the valuable information that makes up Fail State.
Overreaching, but damning.
Fail State's revealing examination of the broken financial aid system is undercut by a stale and scattered presentation.
Takes a cogent look at the issues, making comprehensible the complex history of American higher education, the government's shifting role in supporting it, and the increasingly corporate exploitation of the American-Dreaming underclass.
A powerful investigative report on for-profit schools that are exploiting working people while enriching Wall Street investors in the same way as bundled mortgages in 2007 and likely leading to the same kind of financial crash.
At a time when the US is beginning to reckon with the economic and social costs of having an undereducated population, Fail State is a useful contribution to ongoing debates.
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