It seems that young people are increasingly skeptical of the cost/benefit ratio when faced with paying $150,000 for an art history degree and then finding that the only jobs they can get are at coffee shops. It could be that, anyway - or it could be the fact that "liberal" has lost a lot of its cachet in recent years, which is why so many now refer to themselves as "progressives", despite the inherent contradiction. They just hope nobody'll notice that their "progressive" goals are uniformly regressive.
What's really needed, these days, is a complete paradigm shift: we've had liberal arts colleges for years, and they're going down the tubes, so the time has come for some real Hope'n'Change™. Let's give conservative arts a try. Can't hurt; might even be valuable, as conservatives don't tend to pee money away on artsy and feel-good stuff. They do cost/benefit analysis on a daily basis.
Let's face it: the liberal arts colleges are home to some of the most regressive leftists you'll ever find. They're all about making you poor, so that everybody (except them) is equal, and then they'll give you "free stuff".
It may not be what you'd like, but it's all that they figure you need.
Conservatives aren't going to give you an Obamamobile.
Though if you can qualify to purchase a gun, we'll be more than happy to help on control. Just ask.