Why is OER/ZTC important to our students? My first day at City in 2014, my car broke down in front of MacArthur Park and I had to ask men off the street to push my 1993 Volvo into the Yoshinoya parking lot. (They asked, "How much will you give me?" I replied, "How much do you want???") I called Professor Tchen to tell her I would be late my very first day because my car broke down and I was on my way to class. I sought out free textbooks for my Masters because education was more important to me than a new car. Full circle, my new car became an old car and yet again, I needed a tow this past weekend!