'Starving the Beast' to screen at MCC Theater on April 26

by Danny Meza, Diversity & Outreach Peer
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 1:40 PM

Starving the Beast, a film chronicling the systematic defunding and commodification of higher education, will screen for free at the Multicultural Center Theater on Wednesday, April 26, at 6 p.m. 

The film reveals an historic philosophical shift that reframes public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the student as a consumer, rather than an investment in citizens as a ‘public good.’ Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education.

The film vividly illustrates these issues in unfolding dramas at six public research universities: University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas, and Texas A&M.

You can view the film's trailer here: http://www.starvingthebeast.net/trailer/