...Going to college is all about coming to grips with preconceived attitudes, examining and confronting them, and deciding whether and how to change.
Wow, that's a rather intriguing opinion and slant in how it's offered it about the purpose of higher education , especially coming from a college administrator. I'd beg to suggest that while that undoubtedly occurs among virutally all young adults, whether or not they attend college, college is not "all about" testing, validating, or expunging our "attitudes" and values. Heaven help us if that is the essence of one's higher education, especially in light of the time and money invested in this experience, and the monumental lack of diversity found among the professoriate and their supporting cast. Conversely as Stossel and increasingly others are suggesting, it is precisely that issue that should lead many to carefully examine if (and perhaps where) students attend. So many are obviously gaining so little, with less assurance that even the certification of a diploma will lead to proportionately incremental employment.