Having been following trends in education for some time, I was particularly surprised to find that the theoretic economic benefits of a college education that are sold to high school students fell so short.
We cannot continue subsidizing educations that do not make economic sense. Students cannot continue to sign up for a lifetime of indebtedness. Like every other economic bubble in the world, this one will break eventually.
Wouldn't we be better off by not having our government create them in the first place?
The obvious...to me....solution is to put colleges on the hook for the debt if students are not able to find fiscally rewarding employment within their field of study. And to require colleges to advertise the benefits of what they are offering on a "by field of study" basis.
Most kids are smart enough to avoid a train wreck, if they can see it coming.