Ehhh... some of this just isn´t true. Homework - yes. If you want to do well - even more homework. And lots of studying for tests and exams. Class sizes are growing - economy sucks here too. Not everybody gets in to university (college) at first try - and that´s why starting work life delays way too much. Also, we have too many Masters degrees and too few professionals, such as plumbers, electricians and so on. No school is ever ready. It´s changing all the time.