And now, we'll hear something from the other side
I've linked to part of his essay below. I'd call attention to a sentence in the first paragraph: "First, the notion that all Americans are entitled to a college education, regardless of their level of preparation, the degree of their intellectual curiosity, and, most basically, their ability to afford increasing tuitions, is increasingly unreasonable." I think if we held traditional students to those three standards, we'd find few of them in any of our institutions. Especially the last, since financial need is why we created financial aid and Pell Grants and even the G.I. Bill.
More Adult College Students: A Frightening Proposal