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I read with great interest your editorial, "The Growing Two-Class Education System" (October

2004). Let me address first the assertion that technology can solve part of the problem. While I agree that technology can help somewhat, we know that not everyone responds well to technology- based learning.


[Re: August Editor's Note, "The Dismal State of Graduation Rates"] I actually found much in your column about which to be positive, primarily because of my perspective of someone at an institution that does much

better than the situation you describe. As a general rule, the small liberal arts college in the United States today is doing a much better job of retention and graduation than the data you reported, and I wish that you