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  • Save Our National Parks Project Packet | INPIRG
    IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Resources by Campaign Make Textbooks Affordable Make Textbooks Affordable Affordable Higher Education Newsroom Blog Media Hits News Releases Reports Resources Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous

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  • Hunger | INPIRG
    2 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action Like Us Follow Us RSS Contact Students in Action Student leaders educate the campus about income inequality during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week We collect petition signatures lots of them Hunger and Homelessness intern Roua Aboukhadijeh collecting interview footage on campus for a short film on poverty Students campaign for High Speed Rail Fast Trains ARE Cool Students volunteer at a local garden for the National Hunger Cleanup Volunteers wear the textbook mascot costumes to educate students about affordable textbook alternatives Students posing with the textbook Rebellion books We Want Cheaper TEXTBOOKS Textbook Rebel and Mr 200 drew attention to outrageous textbook prices Six media outlets covered a stop on the Textbooks Rebellion

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    awareness through research and the media We re also calling on publishers colleges and foundations to give faculty the training and resources they need to adopt open source textbooks and save students millions each year QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here Sign the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Media Hit Textbooks The Death of Textbooks Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials but it s unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks Student Groups Pressure Colleges Over the Insane Cost of Textbooks Students can spend 1 300 per year on textbooks but online textbooks could ease that burden a new analysis finds Keep Reading Media Hit Higher Ed Textbooks Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open Source Textbooks College students could save an average of 128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low cost open source electronic versions a new report finds Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Higher Ed Textbooks REPORT Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year Keep Reading Report Student PIRGs Textbooks Open Textbooks The Billion Dollar Solution New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network Sustainable U Newsroom Latest

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    Issue updates News Release INPIRG Textbooks Survey Shows Students Opting Out of Buying Textbooks Today a survey released by INPIRG shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course Keep Reading Report INPIRG the U S PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs Textbooks Fixing the Broken Textbook Market Overall this study demonstrates that despite recent steps forward in the marketplace high textbook costs will continue to be a problem for students unless the cost of high priced new editions of college textbooks comes down Keep Reading News Release Student PIRGs Textbooks College Textbooks Latest Trends and How to Save Money This Fall As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists However several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Hunger Sustainability Textbooks Transit Highlights from Fall Semester Thanks for being part of INPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Collecting 250 pounds of food and 300 articles of clothing to fight poverty in Bloomington Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Textbooks Big Day for Open Education Today was a big day in the movement for free and open textbooks A conference call featuring U S Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter CALPIRG textbook affordability activist Arthur Karadzhyan and other leaders kicked off two exciting new initiatives for open education Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/make-textbooks-affordable?page=2 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    calling on publishers colleges and foundations to give faculty the training and resources they need to adopt open source textbooks and save students millions each year QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here Sign the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Resource Textbooks Federal Textbook Price Disclosure Law Summary The HEOA short for the Higher Education Opportunity Act is a higher education reform bill passed by Congress in 2008 Among the many provisions in HEOA was a set of important regulations to help make textbooks affordable which went into effect July 1 2010 Keep Reading Resource Textbooks Make Textbooks Affordable Recommendations to Faculty Summary Faculty are in charge of selecting textbooks which puts them in a key position to help students save money Follow these guidelines to help minimize costs Keep Reading Resource Textbooks Tips to Save on Textbooks Summary Even though students are stuck paying publishers outrageous prices you do have a few tools to reduce how much you spend Being a smart consumer could save you hundreds of dollars every year Follow these tips to save on textbooks Keep Reading Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Groups target textbook prices to rein in college costs 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 Keep Reading Media Hit Textbooks State student interest group protests high textbook costs Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    campaigns Sustainable U Agricultural Subsidies Student Consumer Action Network SCAN and Hunger and Homelessness Here s what our campaigns are working on now Keep Reading Add new comment News Release Textbooks Textbook Rebellion Launches Cross Country Tour The Textbook Rebellion kicked off a six week cross country tour with events planned for 40 campuses nationwide At the tour stop the University of Maryland coalition members students faculty and a representative from the U S Department of Education were joined by the tour mascots Mr 200 Textbook and Textbook Rebel to announce the launch Keep Reading Blog Post Textbooks Ripoff 101 Tips for Saving on Textbooks It s been 8 years since we launched a campaign to make textbooks more affordable I m impressed by the progress we ve made but there s still much work to be done It s buying season though so before I give the rundown on the campaign check out the NYT s Guide to Finding Cheap Textbooks Keep Reading Add new comment Report Textbooks A Cover to Cover Solution The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market rentals e books and e readers and open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high cost of textbooks The report finds that student preferences vary widely and that options like rentals and e books only appeal to a subset of students Open textbooks have the highest potential as a solution because they can meet the needs of all students Keep Reading News Release Textbooks New Laws Free Books and Textbook Rentals Could Help Curb Rising Costs This Fall BOSTON Mass August 26 2010 Students across the country are gearing up for sticker shock over textbook prices this semester The average student spends 900 per year on textbooks and new calculations

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/make-textbooks-affordable?page=4 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    Opportunity Act HEOA passed by Congress in 2008 is considered the first major federal action on this issue Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Textbooks Course Correction The Student PIRGs conducted this study to determine how digital textbooks can live up to their potential as a solution Through a survey of 504 students from Oregon and Illinois and 50 commonly assigned textbook titles we confirm three fundamental criteria affordability printing options and accessibility We found that publishers digital e textbooks fail to meet these criteria and that an emerging form of digital textbooks open textbooks are a perfect match August 2008 Keep Reading News Release Higher Ed Textbooks Congress Moves to Cut Textbook Costs in Landmark Bill Marking the first major federal action to curb the skyrocketing cost of college textbooks Congress approved legislation today that will bring down prices for millions of students Keep Reading Report Textbooks Required Reading 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 Keep Reading Report Textbooks Exposing the Textbook Industry Today s college students are under enormous financial pressure The gap between tuition and fees and financial aid leaves many students working long hours through college struggling to make ends meet and graduating with large debts The high cost of textbooks is yet another financial burden MASSPIRG conducted a survey of 287 professors from a variety of disciplines at Massachusetts colleges and

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/make-textbooks-affordable?page=5 (2016-04-29)
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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | INPIRG
    the media We re also calling on publishers colleges and foundations to give faculty the training and resources they need to adopt open source textbooks and save students millions each year QUESTIONS Contact Our National Campaign Staff here Sign the Textbook Rebellion Petition Issue updates Report Textbooks Limited Knowledge The future of academic research is in peril University budgets are decreasing while the cost of academic journals is skyrocketing As a result universities are unable to purchase vital journal subscriptions that help boost the quality and success of new academic research Fortunately new and innovative solutions are growing in popularity and have the potential to change the future of academic communication September 2005 Keep Reading Report Textbooks A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services One innovative way to lower textbook costs is allowing students to rent rather than purchase their textbooks each semester This document is a twelve step guide for colleges and universities interested in lowering textbook costs for students by transitioning to a textbook rental service or exploring new innovative business models July 2005 Keep Reading Report Higher Ed Textbooks Ripoff 101 2nd Edition In order to both confirm our initial findings and to follow up on a number of anecdotal reports of additional problems with textbook pricing the State PIRGs conducted an expanded survey of the most widely purchased textbooks at 59 colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Keep Reading Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments IU Chapter Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus Internships Volunteer on Campus Campaigns 21st Century Transportation Affordable Higher Education Democracy Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Student Consumer Action Network

    Original URL path: http://inpirg.org/campaigns/in/make-textbooks-affordable?page=6 (2016-04-29)
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