The Best Education Documentaries to Watch Right Now
Nothing says “winter” quite like curling up on the couch with a hot drink and a snack to watch a great movie. But after you tire of the holiday classics, what’s left to watch? Thankfully, Matt Zalaznick of University Business did a roundup of seven great documentaries on higher education.
Zalaznick’s list emphasizes diversity in schools and the various experiences that a student can have on their way to higher education. The A Walk in My Shoes series from Kansas State has been on-going since 2014, and chronicles the various situations and circumstances that students of the university have found themselves in.
Also making the list is Unlikely (2018), which Zalaznick writes, “examines the economic impact of the rising costs of higher education through the stories of five college students from different backgrounds and different parts of the country.”
Lynn Novick and Ken Burns’ PBS documentary College Behind Bars (2019) about prisoners completing their education also makes the list, as well as Fail State (2018), which takes on the student loan industry.
No matter your interest, there is a great documentary on education out there for you, and Zalaznick’s list is a great place to start exploring.
Read the full list here.