The only way to salvage higher education in the US is through decentralization. The state won't rescind the Higher Education Act or break up the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac state/bank chimera any time soon, tuition rates at conventional colleges won't fall and people will never stop going broke financially and demoralized spiritually by activist (((professors))) as consequence. The only response to that is mass boycott and mobilizing effective alternatives.
>a group of highschool-aged guys gets together (the "students") to discuss their desired post-secondary subject and elects a delegate they trust as their representative
>the delegate has the hardest and most important job: finding a lecturer or lecturers, paid professionals scouted from pools of existing tradesmen that can not only communicate properly in order to teach but can advise the students on curriculum, reading material and the hardware needed. (for example, for a group of students looking to get into the trade of automotive repair the lecturer will counsel the delegate on the individual pieces of hardware they'll need as well offer advice on seeking out real estate).
>the students fan out to scout for potential real estate, with the sorry state of retail it's a buyer's market for vacant units in malls in particular; they submit this information to the delegate and they decide on the space with the lecturer's counsel
>the delegate procures the real estate, organizes the curriculum with the lecturer and handles the money/student contracts
The lecturers will need to be paid for their services, the real estate will need to be rented and the recommended equipment and/or fixtures will need to be purchased, but I'm confident this direct and decentralized method would save students a lot of money and time by cutting out bullshit no one gives a flying fuck about. Consider a minimal arrangement of 10 students and 1 lecturer. If each student contributed $150 a month for rent that'd be $1,500-enough for quite a substantial space. If each student paid a mere $400 a month for 9-5 access to the lecturer that'd be an honest wage of $48,000, a little over the average for a high school teacher. Plenty.
So under a minimal arrangement students can get vocational training for less than $7,000 a year + a one-time payment for equipment; this numbPost too long. Click here to view the full text.