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01/24/2008
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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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08/22/2007
News Release

With the new school year quickly approaching, students will soon be slammed with the high cost of textbooks. Students have a few tools they can use right now to find cheaper books. And, there are three emerging ideas that, together, might help permanently drive down prices in the future.

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