These articles made me laugh. Yes, I seem to be part (maybe unwillingly) of that 20 something crowd. The crowd that doesn't believe that he/she might not find a rewarding degree until much later (who knows... and BS/BA degree doesn't mean good enough pay these days.) The crowd that believe that he/she won't really be marrying someone until much later in his/her life. The crowd that also somehow believes that the government don't give a crap about its own countries education. The crowd that believes that the government would rather cut spending to education only to yell back at the "youngins"(particularly GenYers) to say that education is failing and the fact that education costs even more because of the cuts (it has been said on and on... apply for financial aid, apply for loans, and apply for a job so you can go to college.) The crowd that gets shafted because the older generation were the cause of the debt and now they are willing to put into our shoulders to wrestle off the huge amount of debt just because it is "the right thing to do" when they aren't even thinking of pushing unemployment down before wrestling the debt. Yay! Go tea party that wants the young people to pay their own damn problem! Their own damn institutions that they so loved 40+ years ago that they also want to cut. Defense is such a priority when we rank so freakin low on our education compared to other countries.
I sound so pessimistic.