We should abandon the language of the marketplace. We are not delivery systems; students are not consumers; and education is not a product that can be bought and sold...we should be wary of slipping into such talk; we may come to forget that learning is a cooperative activity, requiring commitment and effort on the part of the student, a far more complicated interaction than the purchase of goods at the shopping mall. Diplomas are not bought and sold; they are earned.
Christopher A. Nelson, President
St. John's College