The Chronicle Review talks about an economics book by two Harvard professors that says that the US is no longer educating its population well and that is why the demand for college educated students has risen.
Couple of points:
1. Have we ever educated our whole population well?
2. High school is different from college, generally. Though if you went to an excellent high school and a terrible college, you might not have found it so.
3. Why is this about expanding college rather than fixing high school?
4. My husband’s boss only hires college grads to fold boxes because he figures if you can get through four years of school, you have learned to come to work and can fold boxes. The boss only has a high school education, but he knows his own work ethic. He doesn’t know anyone else’s, so he uses college to tell.