Colleges are offering an alternative to students whom don’t want loans to pay a percentage of future salaries. This trend is likely to continue as more potential students are realizing that a diploma is not garnering the pay level it once did. So called prestigious college / university names are not commanding the livable salaries they once did.
Now there is a different paradigm where knowledge is once again becoming king. Up to now, the king was nepotism, having the right pedigree, having the right friends etc. As the economic base sinks, people are coming to the realization that connections, networking etc. are not comparable to performance and the actual knowledge to make things work.
Family is important but to rely on these ties to succeed is a mistake. The English royals tried to interbreed to keep the bloodline pure, all this accomplished was to create a race of inbreeds. To expound, inbreeding is anathema to progress. In short, human evolution is to isolate and inhibit the recessive trait and to promote the dominate trait. This will provide the species the best chance of survival. By going against the ‘Natural Law’ is to ask for failure.
Colleges / Universities are about to become passe, their usefulness has passed due to their greed. Education is essential but at what cost. The point where the economic cost exceeds its potential value has be breached. Educators have exceeded their value and should be reigned in. Tuition costs have exceeded the rate of inflation and the return has fallen so it is no longer economically viable to pursue a classical education.
The blatant audacity displayed by so called professors trying to dictate the thoughts of their students is deplorable. Education is to elucidate the student’s ability to think rather than to control what they think.
I anticipate that higher learning centers will evolve into an online environment and the over bloated faculty will be left unemployed. There is no way a thinking student would sacrifice their future earnings to a antiquated educator.