Hey, I didn't read the article, because when I clicked I couldn't find it-- it went to a list of In Theory articles.
I do think we need a massive overhaul of the university system, though. From tuition costs to class sizes to degree requirements, it's a mess. I'm a bioengineering major (lol guess where) and to get my degree within four years, I'm required to take at least sixteen hours a semester, with a few eighteen hour semesters. It's completely ridiculous because unless your parents are rich or you take out massive student loans, there's no way to support yourself while you study.