My sister went to college for that precise reason. She actually enjoyed learning new things.
It's all part of the kleptocracy's indoctrination of our up and coming generations. Get them conditioned with ridiculously priced educations and a sea of debt- and this will create the perfect, compliant, obedient worker. They will do as they are told or risk career ending resume suicide. Convince the worker that you are doing him/her a giant favor. That way, the sheep take on all of the risk.
If you look at it another way, and here's an even better metaphor, it's like ordering a puppy. Not only do you expect the puppy to come to you fully trained- but you expect the puppy and it's owner to do all of the required training for free. It costs you nothing. If the puppy fails to meet your expectations or poops on the rug- you can always get rid of it and get a new one. Puppies, just like workers become disposable. Whatever perceived bonds exist are easily severed.
I'm not speculating here. I've watched this unfold in my lifetime. As a young worker, we were paid a fair wage with benefits. Our companies thrived and so did we. The only thing that has changed over the last 40 years was that our government via taxes and inflation reduced our work product. Corporate America became equally greedy, cutting every benefit, busting unions, and replacing tenured employees with younger, cheaper ones.
The Economist reported in June 2014 that U.S. student loan debt exceeded $1.2 trillion, with over 7 million debtors in default. Public universities increased their fees by a total of 27% over the five years ending in 2012, or 20% adjusted for inflation. Public university students paid an average of almost $8,400 annually for in-state tuition, with out-of-state students paying more than $19,000. For two decades ending in 2012, college costs rose 1.6% more than inflation each year. Government funding per student fell 27% between 2007 and 2012. Student enrollments rose from 15.2 million in 1999 to 20.4 million in 2011, but fell 2% in 2012. Bloomberg reported in July 2014 that: "The biggest growth in the program came in the past decade, as student debt rose an average of 14 percent a year, to $966 billion in 2012 from $364 billion in 2004, according to New York Fed data."
This model is unsustainable. It simply has to fail. We grow closer every day.
So what's the solution? There are several countries which actually offer free college education. This allows people the freedom to change their lives and try something new. When you empower people rather than work to enslave them- the playing field begins to level. People have the freedom to change careers without some giant debt cloud hanging over them. They can pursue new careers despite the fact they may have failed in a prior one. Employers are forced once again into becoming more competitive rather than monopolizing and exploiting the workforce. The government? Well, they'll continue to raise taxes and steal every last dime that they can- there's just not much short of a revolution that any of us can do to change that piece of the new age slavery puzzle.
Here's a list of countries that offer free college tuition. http://www.deseretnews.com/top/1642/0/Countries-that-offer-free-higher-education-.html Unbelievably, the taxes the citizens in these countries pay are equal to our current tax structures. I will save that comparison for another day. Let's just say some countries invest in their society while other cultures exploit theirs.
In America, we do have a few colleges that operate tuition free. It's an interesting list but you certainly won't find any Ivy League schools here. http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/slideshows/12-tuition-free-colleges