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Fail State (2017)

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given ... See full summary »

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Alexander Shebanow

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Nicholas Adams, Alexander Shebanow (as Alex Shebanow) | 1 more credit »

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Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, uncovering their Wall Street backing and incestuous relationship with the regulators and lawmakers charged with overseeing them. Written by SDCF

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28 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Evil Backstory of Student Loans
20 December 2018 | by AziziOthmanMYSee all my reviews

Education is a must in today's world unfortunately some organizations treat you like garbage and getting paid at the same time. This documentary brings you to the dark world of student loans showcasing the people who prey on the weak and the poor.


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