No. There's a better way.
The real purposes of college are grimy and mean: to subsidize with tax dollars a well-heeled army of pompous, lazy oafs, to create the illusion of learning for hapless young minds who seek the credentialing of wisdom and knowledge, and -- most crucially -- to trick American taxpayers into funding the indoctrination of millions of brainwashed cadres who provide indispensable shock troops for the toxin of leftism.
And . . .
Why in the world do state governments not reform academia by making self-guided, cheap, validated, and politically neutral education the goal? As a start, except for specialized courses of study in a few areas, there is no longer any need for colleges at all.
And . . .
Our information society is bursting at the seams with different ways to learn, and often these can teach in ways outside the capabilities of college professors (or, more likely, their bored and sullen graduate assistants). Why on earth are we paying for the modern equivalent of quill pens or buggy whips with tax dollars? If the goal is for people to learn, then government should be supporting learning, not some hoary and moldy version of same.
The goal should be to learn. "Educating" today includes, indoctrinating. Time to end it. We now have the technology to do so. Homeschoolers have been leading the way in education reform for several decades. Welcome to the party. More here. The honest and informed among us know that Big Education has become, largely, a massive indoctrination camp.Let's end it.