We’re not at the end of the degree any more than we’re at the end of TV because of youtube.
However, for a long time now we’ve been in a state with an artificially large demand for degrees, which causes prices to go up. Note, not a demand for education, but for degrees themselves - the piece of paper. It’s a bubble, and it’s been growing for decades.
So what we’re seeing right now is competition rise. People that get degrees in their field are paying an exorbitant amount of money for education that is often good, but also often sub par. It’s overpriced, a bad value/price ratio. If we value the education more than the degree, then supply and demand should lower the price of education while raising the quality.
Eventually, I predict that will happen. And it will happen when we change the culture to value the education more than the degree - and start offering alternative ways to compete and get that education for a better price and with less time invested.
However, schools won’t go away. When there is a high motivation for quality, educational institutions are really quite good at delivering. Doctors, lawyers, nurses, mechanics, and so forth produce significantly higher quality workers than youtube videos and late night study sessions produce.