Many views on it...
I think too many kids are pushed to go in the same direction. Too many people trying to go for the highest paid occupations, mostly ended up in desk jobs.There's a lack of artisan crafts and practical skillls that might be better prepared for with more apprenticeships. If they try and get EVERYONE to go to college, a degree is devalued. The want EVERYONE to try for the same career path wi=hich is just not sustainable, instead of encouraging kids to do what they are good at and could offer as a service to society. Too many people with degrees in jobs who still don't know what the fuck they are doing and do not give two flying fucks about what they are doing. Just the piece of paper that says they can. So much of it is convoluted waffle and bullshit rather than people being there who actually have a passion for their chosen subject or even for learning. THose in my class admitted they were only going to stay out of work. Career students. The whole establishment seemed disillusioned and the tutors were just there for the money. No passion. Skill and talent means nothing to people now. Just certificates and resulting paychecks. I cannot believe I was paying for such bollocks.
So I dropped out (but because of other issues at home as well)
I'm currently reapplying for a three year degree in Formal and Informal Writing + Illustration. I'm going to keep my head down and get on with my work, trying my best to ignore the pretentious bullshit. Not to mention the ridiculously complex application process.