Yanche wrote:Snuffy, I know what you mean. I have several courses waiting in boxes for me too. One of the Maryland public libraries has every course. They got a grant from the Gates Foundation to buy them all. It's the Public Library in the county where University of Maryland's College Park campus is located. By inter library loan they are available at any Maryland public library. It takes a long time to get the popular ones but it's possible. It's beyond my understanding what more don't take advantage of the resource.
A good number of people on this forum could benefit. Especially those that dominate the political forums. Lots of excellent courses on history and economics. But alas, the rigid views and closed mind keeps it from happening.
Well said, Yanche. It is amazing how much information and educational materials are out there for free or very low cost. There really is no excuse for stupidity. While a college degree does take some level of financial commitment, there is much aid available for students with the grades to back it up.
In my opinion, it is simple apathy and laziness causing the proliferation of stupidity. But I also think that the availability of educational materials like you have found at the local library system aren't well communicated. But I suppose that all it takes is having the initiative to walk into your public library and simply ask!