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One part of the problem is the fetish of metrics. Percentage of population this, this many students that, etc. The other is society valuing... scratch that.... worshiping entertainment and stimulation
So, in light of this, many of these ideas are done at most "decently" and with no care... and for the students with ideas for business and patenting who lack the available resources to start things on a whim; nothing is accomplished.
There are ways to get around these impediments without withdrawing from school however; but it involves having some outside counsel and some money sadly.
Once again, the great American past time of sapping!
As a neocon, I demand to know if this encroaches on intelligent design as well.