We need kids to WANT to be highly educated. That's where the problem lies. They don't want the education, they just want to have a degree for job seeking purposes. We've dumped trillions into education and the success rate is getting worse. And to pay for every kid to go to college "for free" will just dilute the quality and value of a degree, so that doesn't make any sense either. Yep. And that's exactly why you just have to allow some people to stay stupid. Someone has to do the heavy lifting, and since some don't have anything between their ears, they need to have a strong back.