Part of higher learning costs can surely be trimmed, but the damage done lately will be hard to undo.
No matter how cheap you make it, there needs to be standards and requirements....standards to get in to a program, requirements to graduate, and requirements to pay back any debt you incur.
I see no shortage of professionals, whether they be scientists, engineers, or technicians.
The unemployment rate is high, and only part of that is from jobs lost, another part is from jobs needed just for growth rate.
New grads are competing with older, laid off, workers for the few job openings that currently exist. New grads don't really have much new knowledge in areas where old workers might be a bit stale. Creating more jobs is far more important than making college easier or cheaper. That means more consumers, people purchasing more stuff above the "needs" level of consumption. But a lot of us are apprehensive about the future, and are holding on to their cash.
Does anyone here really think either candidate can fix this without more govt spending, therefore more debt?
This recession will be a long one.