I fall into the education debate all the time. I understand and see the vantage point that most things are easily accessible to us now, but I always challenge people on this point. Will someone allow you to perform surgery on them from what you have learned online? Will society allow you to educate our children without that piece of paper, which certifies you?
Life is interesting and education is a complicated system, with a lot of issues, but until another solution is validated as much as a degree is, I am going to stay on the education train.