Letter to the Editor: Open Education Initiative could save students money : The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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Summary:

"According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, the price of textbooks has risen 1041 percent since 1977. As a result, according to a 2014 U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) study, 65 percent of students have reported that they have forgone buying a textbook because of its cost. So it should come as no surprise that another 14 percent of students have dropped a class because they feel unprepared due to a lack of affordable textbooks."

Link:

http://dailycollegian.com/2016/12/13/letter-to-the-editor-open-education-initiative-could-save-students-money/

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Date tagged:

12/13/2016, 11:48

Date published:

12/13/2016, 06:48