So it seems the thaw lasted roughly from 1992 to 2005.
This is absolutely true. Quite a few went to school of some kind and -- not-so-shockingly -- all of the kids in "that generation" are still "in the truth."
They make a decent living, serve the Borg on weekends, and do OK for themselves.
Keep 'em happy, they don't question.
However, not only did the "thaw" not last, but with the recent AMIII JWBroadcast bashing college, the stance on college has been frozen in place harder than ever.