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Is a university degree a luxury or a sideshow in austerity Britain, which doesn’t square up with the realities of twenty-first century living?
Or does post-secondary education have a universal social value, which all tax payers should consequently pay for? If so, can Scotland lead the UK in proving it?
In 2015 UK voters roundly rejected the Liberal Democrats in response to a broken promise not to increase university tuition fees. Scottish undergrads currently attend for free. Focussed on the US, but with universal significance, award-winning filmmaker Andew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of higher education at a crossroads. Capturing protest, alternative models, social trends and the economic big picture, Ivory Tower is a film to fire the minds of everyone who pays tax, has children, wants to study, or has lost or gained from today’s university-oriented society.