LETTER: Degrees of Spending in Colleges 

’Rick Gray’s article on Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) is a portend of things to come . Our institutions of sports and entertainment have long abandoned research and education in pursuit of pay TV dollars. Check the Joint Legislative Review Commission report. Higher education is charging a fortune for “mediocre” results — just ask indebted parents and employers. College offers a cultural and social experience, but one can realize these experiences through military, community or voluntary service. Further, MOOCs offer a means to promote lifelong learning which campus classes cannot match and are vital for long-term success.

Walt Pulliam Jr.
Henrico County


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