College/university costs have increased by more than 1,000% since 1978. People graduating from college in the 1950s knew more and were better educated than any Yale graduate today. Like in high school, there are gender studies, ethnic studies, moral equivalence and anti-American curriculum that has taken the place of important aspects of 'higher' education. It has lessened the meaning of obtaining a degree. Like Ann Coulter wrote:
Did the Japanese Really Start World War II or Did We? It's worse than not reading Shakespeare. They're reading Shakespeare for homosexual imagery. As Yale professor Daniel Gelernter says, colleges are "threatening to become an elaborate, extremely expensive practical joke." The fact that 80 percent of Weathermen -- the violent '60s radicals -- are full college professors tells you all you need to know about the state of higher education today. The cost of college spirals continuously upward not because the product has gotten better -- it's gotten much, much worse -- but because college loans are backed by the taxpayer. … Americans are being bamboozled into paying any price for a college degree because they are relentlessly told that if they don't go to college, their lives will be hell. And they're told this not only by the colleges, but by the government. The sales pitch is manifestly false. … If any other business made such false claims about a product, there would be massive congressional hearings, media denunciations and prison sentences for the CEOs. …Right before our eyes, Democrats are colluding with colleges to create a market bubble for an increasingly worthless product, and they're doing it by making the exact same promise that banks made about home mortgages before the housing market crash: Sure it's a lot, but it's an investment in your future! … Let's see if the middle class is more interested in the cost of college tuition or the Democrats' endless global warming initiatives.
Indeed. I am sure that this will be mentioned in the State of the Union address, but only as a Democrat-Socialist hype for more 'free stuff'.