I used to hang out a lot at Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto. Most of the time, I walked out with a bag of gadgets and would come back again soon. Until I realized Amazon offered many same items from many vendors and at lower price.
I haven't set my feet in any electronic store for years and I am not looking back.
But parents/students still look at a (one, singular) 4-year college as the only option and are (reluctantly) willing to pay for everything from that particular "vendor".
Why are we accepting this 400+ years of higher education model which was built for small class size of students who came from mostly affluent families who just could afford it?
We shouldn't be. Just like I shouldn't getting all my 4-year electronic supplies from Fry's.
I have some ideas on how the models could be, and I am finding teammates here (please feel free to ping me directly or leave a comment).