However, if socialist nations are producers our best scientists, then, obviously socialism is not the primary reason. WHY do we have the worst colleges and universities? I believe the REAL reason is that a college education is considered an "entitlement" and our students are more interested in majoring in "sex and drugs" than practical applications of their educations. The average US school student does NOT need a college education and colleges should only be concerned with admitting "the brightest and the best". The rest of us should either get our degrees online and ply our trades without college.