I have written about this many times in this space over the years. The AP press article about a new book "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses." Thank goodness my oldest is going to a real school and having to work hard or flunk out. Just think, only 25 years ago, SIU was rigorous enough to flunk out students.
You should read the article and send a copy to your friends in higher education, and then start talking about it. If you haven't seen the WSJ article on the Chinese Mothers, that is worth a look too.