Measuring the Costs of Distance Education

To the Editor:

The February 16 article "Is Anyone Making Money on Distance Education?," by Sarah Carr, needs to be seriously rethought. First, it takes only one slice, a very narrow and parochial view through the eyes of the institutions funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. It completely ignores the experience of those who have been in this arena outside of the United States -- for example, in Australia, Canada, and Britain -- at both the high-school and university levels, where