Report: Make Textbooks Affordable

Ethan Senack, Robert Donoghue, Student PIRGs, Feb 06, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I'll just quote the key findings from this report (24 page PDF) and let them speak for themselves:



  • Almost one-third (30%) of students replied that they had used financial aid to pay for their textbooks.

  • For those that used financial aid, the amount of financial aid dollars they put toward purchasing textbooks was more than $300 on average per semester.

  • Textbook prices disproportionately impact community college students.


None of this is any surprise; what is surprising is that we've just allowed the problem to continue to exist, even in the internet age when free or nearly free content should be almost a given.

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