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03/01/2008
Report

This study is an in-person survey of a diverse sample of over 1500 students, primarily single undergraduates, at 40 large and small schools and universities in 14 states around the country conducted between October 2007 and February 2008. It analyzes how students pay for their education, how many use and how they use credit cards and, as an important goal of the survey, their attitudes toward credit card marketing on campus and whether or not they support principles to rein in credit card marketing on campus.

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01/24/2008
Blog Post

Collaborative Statistics 
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Dr. Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College
Susan Dean, De Anza College
Publisher: Connexions

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10/27/2007
Report

Over the last three years, research conducted by the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and others have shown that textbooks are a growing cost of going to college. These studies also have found that the textbook industry is using a host of practices that drive up the price of college textbooks. In the fall of 2006, we interviewed faculty members, walked through bookstores and interviewed bookstore staff to uncover textbooks that reveal six types of textbook industry gimmicks. (October 2006)

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10/15/2007
News Release

Statement on Governer Schwarzenegger's decision to veto SB 832, a bill that would have increased textbook price transparency.

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