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Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs

A push to create free or inexpensive textbooks is gaining momentum as educators, philanthropists and policymakers nationwide search for new ways to rein in college costs.

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Media Hit | Textbooks

CSUN student petitioning for textbook companies to lower prices

Tired of the rising cost of education? CTVA major Marcos Castro said that’s why he’s looking for signatures for a petition demanding textbook companies lower their prices.

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News Release | CALPIRG | Textbooks

‘Textbook Rebellion’ National Tour Visits UC Davis

Today, two larger-than-life textbook mascot characters joined forces with students at UC Davis to rally support for solutions to the rapidly rising cost of textbooks. 

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Media Hit | Textbooks

Student group calls for alternatives to textbooks

Ask any college student or parent and they'll tell you textbooks these days are extremely expensive. 7 On Your Side takes a look at the movement to make them more affordable.

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Blog Post | Textbooks

UCI collects 75 petitions to make textbooks more affordable

Today, UCI hosted the Textbook Rebellion, a nationwide tour calling for cheaper textbook options. We al know that textbooks are way to expensive, but it often feels like there's nothing we can do about it. The Texbook Rebellion is also supported by Flat World Knowledge, a publishing company that uses open source materials as part of its business strategy. The tour aims to collect 10,000 petition signatures from 40 campuses from August to October, supporting open-source textbooks and textbook rental programs.

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