In this episode of ‘Behind The Headline,’ host Mnar Muhawesh meets Steve Mims, the writer and director of ‘Starving The Beast,’ a documentary about the privatization of college education. He explains that learning is now treated like a profitable commodity rather than a public good.
Some of the country’s most respected public universities have been devastated by years of cuts, and corporations have stepped in to turn publicly funded education into private profit.
AUSTIN, Texas --- Is education a right and a public good, or is it a commodity from which corporations can profit? “Starving The Beast,” a documentary which premiered March 13 at the SXSW Film festival, reveals the struggle between these two paradigms for higher education taking place across the country at publicly funded universities. From