Now, that idea is not without defensible motivations, even if they are mistaken motivations. The following section of the Gospel of Matthew is about those who serve the least of Christ's people; you are blessed when you help them, because by helping them you help Him. It is believed among those who teach in non-elite institutions that we are doing what Christ commanded, but I do not believe that collecting tuition checks in furtherance of credential inflation serves the disadvantaged, and I do not believe that it dignifies the less intellectually gifted to water down a Bachelor's degree. What is wrong with getting vocational training and then getting a productive job? I would rather dignify the work that they can do, and embrace the ethos that all productive work is noble, than hold up a particular credential as the most respectable path for everyone. At the same time, I would rather empower those who have talent, and help them make the most of what they have.
Of course, there is nothing worse than hypocrisy, and I do put my actions where my words are. I've invested quite a bit of time in helping students network for jobs, including students who are not necessarily from the most privileged backgrounds. I have done a lot of resume critiques and spent a lot of time helping students prepare for interviews and career fairs. Indeed, this week I will be helping somebody go over a presentation for a technical interview. So I do act as I speak. And I believe that if I can empower disadvantaged but talented students to get jobs, I can help them to help the communities from which they hail. But this requires recognizing that human variability is a thing, and that we must develop those who have talents rather than expecting them to sit back while we focus on those who are least-prepared for what we have to offer.
As an aside, an interesting thing about the word "talent" is that the modern English usage (meaning "ability" or "aptitude") is derived from the Parable of the Talents. In older language it referred to a unit of weight used in regard to money (i.e. the money that the Master gave in the parable).