This is from a Dutch source, but much of the same shit is happening here:
Who benefits when we turn universities into diploma mills? Not the country. Not the working class. And certainly not the Academy.
The 1% benefit. Not only do they no longer have to support the liberal arts -- the education that makes free people out of serfs -- they get a whole country filled with people far too ignorant and gullible to fight back.
That's the game plan.