. . .even as the Internet and free market are devouring it.”

UPDATE:  More here.  Just to be clear:  in my five years of teaching, my best students were always the non-traditional ones, those who had served a few years in the military or who were working full-time and squeezing in a few hours of college classes.  They knew when to show up, how to listen, and when to get assignments in on time.

UPDATE II:  College textbook inflation – higher than the cost of medical services and new home prices over 35 years.  The solution is easy, really, online courses with downloadable books or chapters.  Only use what you need.