I think there's a persistent unwillingness on the part of people talking about open learning to talk about issues of access and student debt (ironic, I know, but it seems if you're not already a student, you're out of scope for these discussions). So I appreciate posts like this that address the high cost of education. Sarah E. Silverman expresses surprise "that the issues of the high cost of college tuition and student debt are rarely mentioned1 in the pages of To Improve the Academy, the journal of record for educational developers in the US, or other similar journals." I'm not. Image: Inside Higher Ed.