Steep textbook prices weigh on students - Madelaine Woodhouse, Daily Toreador

According to a study from the Student Public Interest Research Group, 65 percent of college students have skipped out on buying textbooks at some point. The study also found the cost of textbooks has risen four times faster than the rate of inflation in the last 10 years. A possible reason for the increase in textbook costs, could be a sinister and unavoidable thing commonly referred to as access codes. These codes give students access to an online textbook and cannot be shared or re-used. They can’t be guessed by randomly throwing numbers and letters together (believe me, I’ve tried) and you can’t do online homework until you’ve purchased the code. http://www.dailytoreador.com/opinion/columns/column-steep-textbook-prices-weigh-on-students/article_ddc74b30-2510-11e9-9be3-cfe29f479c0c.html

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