The worst problem is not college, nor can the problem be fixed just by reducing college enrollment. The real problem is at the K-12 level. A high school diploma used to mean something because only a fraction of all people got one. A hundred years ago most people left school at the end of the 8th grade. Only the better ones went on to high school. Only a fraction of those went on to college. Even as recently as 30 years ago a big percentage dropped out as soon as they turned 16. The ones that dropped out were the ones that were not smart enough to learn, the ones that did not have the moral character for it, the troublemakers, etc.Here's a thought.. If we make tuition higher and higher no ones coming to college / eastern. Lots of friends of mine have already transferred to UK. Some have just quit to save money, the tuition itself is keeping us from going to school. Is it Alex jones, I think so, if we're uneducated the gov can lead us like cows to slaughter in whatever endeavor they choose fit. Keep us dumb and well follow w/ no questions asked..
Now we have "No Child Left Behind" and laws that keep every kid in school until they are 18. The result is that a high school diploma no longer has any value because everybody automatically gets one just by filling a seat for 12 years at taxpayers expense. Then the government decided that college should be open to everybody. In the 1960s-70s just about all anybody had to do to go to college was sign their name and the taxpayers footed the bill. As a result a college degree became what a high school diploma used to be.