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09/28/2016
Blog Post

PIRG chapters across the country organized debate watching parties so that students could watch and discuss the debates together.

The local news interviewed Maryland PIRG student leaders about their debate watching party at the University of Maryland.

The local paper covered MASSPIRG's debate watching party at Salem State University.

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09/21/2016
News Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classrooms

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09/21/2016
Blog Post

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Secretary of State Alex...

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09/21/2016
Report

The growth of cost-saving alternatives like used textbooks and free, openly-licensed educational resources have forced publishers to reassess their business and shift toward a new model: access codes.

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PIRG In The News

The Chronicle of Higher Education

As the price of college textbooks continues to increase, more students are opting to skip the books even if their grades suffer, a survey conducted by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group has found. 

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Today

College textbooks cost too much — and something needs to be done about it, according to a report from the advocacy group U.S. PIRG.

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KLCC 89.7

College textbooks are too expensive and many students can't afford them. The Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group released a national survey Monday on textbook costs and alternatives.

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The Huffington Post

The cost of college textbooks extends far beyond the bookstore, with students factoring in textbook expenses when they decide about everything from classwork to course loads, according to a report released Monday.

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