No doubt; though I wouldn't want government and institutions to be excluded from culpability for passing kids en masse to please parents who don't care enough. If it's a multifaceted phenomenon, we need a multifaceted solution.Yes, but one observation I've made repeatedly over the years is that parents who are paying tend to do a better job of enforcing good student responsibility and choice than government. Government tends to keep paying as long as a school will have them.
I think students who genuinely want to be in college to get an education, and are committed to working hard, are likely going to do well no matter who is paying. On the other hand, I know from my own experience that having parents who pay willy nilly can make such a commitment impossible.