Forty years ago, your education level opened the doors, determined your starting pay when you entered the job market. After that, it was up to you, up to your abilities to determine how fast you rose, how much you earned. If you were good at what you did, it did not matter whether you had a degree. Not having one did not hold you back. Then, the govt made a big deal out of scholarship and scholars. After that, it did not matter whether you could do the job, whether you could really think at a higher level. It all depended on how many A’s you had.