We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When at every level of education performance is punished and teachers are supposed to be "supportive" and make pupils "feel good about themselves" irrespective of their skills (in fact the worse a pupil does, the higher he's regarded by his peers as well as his school), are you surprised those kids expect the same from universities?
We live in an age where academic prowess is punished, looked down upon as dirty, where underachievers are considered the peak of society, examples to follow.
As a result a lot of people who have no business there make it to universities, where entrance exams are getting banned as "racist" because the majority of those passing them are whites and Asians, not blacks.
People from "underachieving parts of society" are given preferential access to higher education, entry requirements are being waived for them, in order to achieve "affirmative action" and "a cross section of society" in the student and staff body.
As a result there's a lot of people now entering university who have no interest or skill to complete the course, they just want to get a fast track to that diploma and the high paying jobs it leads to (for now, when the degradation of those diplomas is complete they'll be as worthless as highschool diplomas are now).
"I wish my classes were more supportive instead of being so difficult."
That is not how STEM classes have operated over the years.
Which reminds me of my Thermodynamics classes, where the exams averaged 55 or so. (The article linked to was about STEM classes.)
Or another engineering prof. who had written our textbook once said to us, "I hope you[students] are not stupid."