These are some interesting quotes from the article published in The New Yorker
‘More and more Americans are going to college, but how many of them are actually learning anything?’
‘Society needs a mechanism for sorting out its more intelligent members from its less intelligent ones, just as a track team needs a mechanism (such as a stopwatch) for sorting out the faster athletes from the slower ones. Society wants to identify intelligent people early on so that it can funnel them into careers that maximize their talents. It wants to get the most out of its human resources. College is a process that is sufficiently multifaceted and fine-grained to do this’.
‘College exposes future citizens to material that enlightens and empowers them, whatever careers they end up choosing’.