I agree and disagree. There are plenty of exclusive private and public universities that admit only the best high school students. They have an important place in our society. I teach science at community college, whose mission, in part, is to provide second (or more) chances to students that did not do well in high school. Every quarter I have one or more single mothers who are often my best students. Most of my students are in the so-called lower middle class, supposedly the main Trump demographic. Some of them work hard and some continue the habits that put them and their families in the socioeconomic position they are in. We must continue to make sure that affordable post K12 education opportunities are available to our public and open on a first come basis.