I am in the last week of Zeke Emanuel’s course on Health Policy & the Affordable Care Act and I must say, the attendance of Penn students in the course has dropped off precipitously by the first week of March 2012. (They’re replaying video-recorded lectures from the spring 2012 semester and the lecture hall is often shown). That’s clearly a universal phenomenon… should we be doing a better job in the classroom to keep them there? Should we not care? What are the goals of our time spent in class?