October 3, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Central Time

ACS Madison: "Fail State" Screening and Discussion

Wisconsin Idea Room (159), Madison, WI

Join the ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter, the ACS University of Wisconsin Law School Student Chapter, AFT- Wisconsin, One Wisconsin Now, Student Defense, the University of Wisconsin's La Follette School of Public Affairs, the University of Wisconsin's Millennial Action Project Chapter, and the University of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education for a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Fail State.

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the 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 exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt.

Prior to the screening, Hon. Sarah Godlewski, the Wisconsin State Treasurer, will deliver a keynote address centered on her efforts to combat the student loan debt crisis in Wisconsin. Following the screening, the event organizers will host an illuminating panel discussion on protecting students and the American taxpayer from predatory colleges. The film's director will be in attendance.


Analiese Eicher, Executive Director, One Wisconsin Now

Hon. Sarah Godlewski, Wisconsin State Treasurer

Nick Hillman, Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin

Alexander Shebanow, Director, Fail State; Policy Fellow, Student Defense

Lara Sutherlin, Administrator, Trade and Consumer Protection, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Moderated By:

Bob Shireman, Director of Higher Education, The Century Foundation

Thursday, October 3, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CT

Education Building

Wisconsin Idea Room (159)

1000 Bascom Mall

Madison, WI 53706

Register here.