There is a very **inexpensive** solution:
Encourage employers to use SAT and ACT scores to determine an applicant’s intelligence, ambition, literacy, and numeracy.
Most of the work done in the U.S. does not require a college degree. Employers use degrees as a screening device. The truth is that for nearly all the work done in the U.S. the employee learns his job while **on the job**!
Honestly, why does the event planner at the Marriott Hotel need a degree?
Your statements in post 37 make a lot of sense.
Your point about employers using the degree as a screening device is right on the money. Very few people are aware of how this came about.