I'll respond as well. I have a BS in math and physics,a MS in physics, and came kinda close to a PhD in applied physics. Physics and the humanities are definitely very different regimes of "knowledge"/information.
I can relate to, and agree with, much of what you wrote. I don't have the same "kiss the ass and agree with your professors because you have to" experience that, as I understood, was mentioned but again I was in physics so its a different setup. Opinions, practically worthless. Advanced math out the yin-yang? check!
Realistically, most people aren't particularly intellectually inclined or interested. IN__'s, make up like what ~8% of the US population. Plenty of people, think TJ's, look to school for challenge and future earning potential. To most people, who really cares about the deeper subtleties of, say, roman philosophy and its impact on daily roman life, cause its all about the toga party and keggers baby! I'm not saying I care for or respect that, I don't, but that is how plenty of people think. ES's far outnumber IN's, and business and liberal arts students far outnumber math or physics majors.
I would further like to point out that I thought this essay was MUCH better written and reasonable than your similar earlier one.