"kids that can be re-educated and drop the values they learned growing up - as easily as you suggested - are too weak for the real world"
Tell us how many University Professors actually live in the Real World outside of Tenure. They all live in a Bubble insulated from the real world.
And tell us how many "Liberal Arts" studies actually teach any Critical Thinking skills.
About the only place you'll find such thinkers are in the Math and Engineering Schools on Campus where Logic and Critical Thinking are paramount .