i agree with a lot of what you say, but i personally have a certain amount of sympathy for these young people. they are brainwashed from the start that they need to go to college. they hear it from all their supposed, "mentors", to pursue a degree, of any kind. the problem of course, is that employers would much rather take someone with real-world experience, and not necessarily someone who simply has a college degree. i saw my two younger brothers rake in tons of college debt. but for them, it was almost a necessity, because they were accepted to very prestigious schools. adults in academia need to stop espousing the virtues of college, while hiding the insane amount of debt that comes with it. and the parents need to put some sense into their children.