There needs to be an axis shifting education overhaul in this country and it needs to begin with de-incentivizing profit and criminalizing education for scams like Trump University.
I agree with alot of what your saying, but I would like to vouch for profit motive. Flush out lobbyists and I think you could spawn new educational institutions that would offer competition that could lower education costs. Im not saying there shouldn't be some sort of standard for the level of education someone receives but its certainly rigged for certain individuals currently.
Its like cars, if a new company wanted to form ford or GM would just put pressure to pass even higher "safety" standards thus making it impossible for new companies to draw a profit. Therefore we dont get competition and now we pay more for for cars. I really think overreaching government (whom is largely made up of those older saints) is the most damning thing we have going right now.