The Elephant on Campus

a work-in-progress feature documentary about the need for higher education reform in America
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Michael Newman
Film
Columbus, Ohio
United States
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The Synopsis

The Elephant on Campus is a feature-length [work-in-progress] documentary about the need for higher education reform in America. For a large percentage of people, going to college is not the best path for success. Too many people are leaving college with futile educations, worthless degrees, and mountains of student loan debt. In many ways the bachelor's degree is the new high school diploma. There's an elephant on campus that can no longer be ignored- college is overpriced, overrated, and outdated. 


www.elephantoncampus.com


People Already Interviewed
  • Dale J Stephens, founder of UnCollege
  • Anya Kamenetz, author of DIY U
  • Claudia Dreifus, co-author of Higher Education?
  • Andrew Hacker, co-author of Higher Education?
  • Dennis Littky, founder of College Unbound
  • Bronwyn Fryer, writer
  • Michael Karnjanaprakorn, founder of Skillshare
  • Craig Brandon, author of The Five-Year Party
  • Linda Lee, author of Success Without College
  • Robert Applebaum, founder of forgivestudentloandebt.com
  • Wick Sloane, Bunker Hill Community College professor
  • Richard Vedder, author of Going Broke By Degree
  • Lawrence Desilets, University of Virginia alumnus
  • Kip Jones, former college student
  • Morgan McCulloch, former college student
  • Andrew White, current student at Capital University
  • Michael Koslen, current student at Ohio University
  • Dan Garrett, current student at Ohio University
  • Andrew Cadamagnani, current student at Indiana University


The Goals for the Documentary

1. Raise Awareness

2. Educate, Enlighten, and Engage

3. Inspire Change

4. Provide a voice to those that aren't being heard

5. Help prevent others from falling into trap of believing the myth that college is the only path to success


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