Charles Murray says,

Young people entering the job market should have a known, trusted measure of their qualifications they can carry into job interviews. That measure should express what they know, not where they learned it or how long it took them. They need a certification, not a degree.

I don’t think that alternative pieces of paper are the answer. Murray says also, “Everyone in every occupation starts as an apprentice.” I agree, and I think that we ought to repeal licensing laws, such as those for allied health professionals, that force people to get college degrees in order to become apprentices.