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News Release | Student PIRGs | Higher Ed

President’s budget promising for students

A Joint Statement on the President’s Budget from the Student Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) and the United States Student Association (USSA).

How students are engaging textbook companies in a duel against high prices, and winning

Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.

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[UConn] USG votes to form open-source textbook committee

University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government voted unanimously to form a committee to explore the use of open source textbooks in classes.

Report | U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed, Textbooks

Affordable Textbooks: A Policy Guide

A guide to policy on textbook affordability through the development of open-source textbooks.

Report: High Textbook Prices Have College Students Struggling

The soaring cost of college textbooks is affecting students throughout the nation, to the point where some forgo purchasing books, despite the fact their grades could be in jeopardy.

WashPIRG starts affordable textbook campaign

WashPIRG kicked off its affordable textbooks campaign Monday morning with a press conference releasing the WashPIRG Foundation’s national survey results on textbook affordability.

News Release | the Student PIRGs | Higher Ed


Statement of Student PIRGs Higher Education Associate Ethan Senack on President Obama’s State of the Union speech

Options Don't Stem Textbook Woes

Despite some recent improvement in textbook market options and transparency, rising prices continue to hinder students who, in the worst scenarios, are turning down classes because the materials are too expensive.


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