There are millions of working Americans who started college but didn't complete their bachelor's degree. After leaving, many took jobs in which they've succeeded, but now they can't move higher up the ladder.
Originally founded with a $60 million grant from Harvard and MIT to develop and implement online learning technologies, edX is expanding into community colleges by offering its massive open online courses.
Just in time for the holidays, celebrity chef Michael Mina has created a daily email and website called Cook Taste Eat where wannabe chefs can spice up their rudimentary repertoires with some of Michael Mina's most famed dishes.
The problem is that we've come to expect that every child has the right to attend any institution willing to accept him or her, regardless of the cost. And that somebody, somewhere, will foot the bill or forgive the loans.
Hardly a day goes by without reading some form of obituary or Cassandra-like prophesy about the imminent demise of colleges and universities as we have known (and love) them. Perhaps I am in denial, but I seriously doubt the end is near.