Writer-director Andrew Rossi, maker of Page One: Inside the New York Times
, turns his analytical powers on a difficult knot of public-affairs questions around the concept of higher education in America. Who’s it for? Is it worth the cost? Is public education viable in an increasingly privatized society? What about debt, for universities as well as for students? This provocative, issue-laden documentary is not afraid to pose tough questions as it visits a number of campuses and talks to those involved – including as many students as experts. Gets an all-around A (97 min.).