Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Students strugle with textbook prices

The LA Times has an article on the rising costs of college textbooks. Nothing new to any students, but a confirmation of what we have been saying all along.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office reported last year that college textbook prices have climbed at twice the rate of inflation over the last two decades.

That is ridiculous!
A College Board report released last month estimated that students at public four-year colleges are spending $942 on books and supplies this school year. Another analysis found that hardcover college textbooks are selling, new, for an average of about $120.

Some states have begun to take action, but there is still a lot that can be done.

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