A degree means nothing at the end of the day, because essentially it's just a piece of paper.
You can say that but in the U.S. the better jobs go to people with degrees. That's a fact.
It's the same here in Australia.... that's why we have idiots running the asylum. Over my 65 years I have met and worked with many people with degrees and found over 50% have little to no common sense, are generally inept at just about everything and know little to nothing of the jobs they were hired to do. Frankly, I'd use their degrees as toilet paper, yet they continue to get the top jobs.
I'm not saying that all people with degrees are idiots... just a lot of those I have met. I've also met people who worked hard at university to become the best they could be, and a lot of those are/were umemployed because they are supposedly over-qualified. Over-qualified???? I mean, how could anyone be over-qualified because they have more than one degree and can do a bit more than the job in question requires? It's about money, really, not having to pay more than the advertised salary.
Add the fact that we have a unqualified billionaire in charge of the education system in this country.
We had that here.... then one buffoon replaced another, as is usually the case.