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11/16/2011
Blog Post

We've joined two other leading consumer groups-- the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union (the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports magazine) -- in a letter to Congress in opposition to the so-called Stop Online Privacy Act, HR 3261 (SOPA).

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11/11/2011
Report

The 2011 Trouble in Toyland report is our 26th annual survey of toy safety. In this report, we provide safety guidelines for consumers when purchasing toys for young children and provide examples of toys currently on store shelves that may pose potential safety hazards.

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10/31/2011
News Release

The Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges launched a library of low-cost course materials for the state's 42 highest-enrollment courses. An analysis conducted by the Student PIRGs finds that the program will pay for itself through textbook savings within a single year.

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10/31/2011
Resource

A Cost Analysis of the Open Course Library

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PIRG In The News

The New York Times

College students and their advocates are increasingly concerned about student loans, both those administered by the federal government and those made by private lenders.

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CBS

(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY The interest rate for a popular federal student loan is about to double for millions of college students.

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USA Today

The fixed interest rate on Stafford federal subsidized loans, held by nearly 8 million undergraduates, is set to double on July 1, a few months before the start of the new school year.

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USA Today

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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