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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    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 Read more about A Cover to Cover Solution Report Consumer Protection Higher Ed Risking Our Future Middle Class Young Americans face lasting damage from the dual crises in the financial sector and in personal finance making it urgent that Congress pass strong financial reform legislation Read more about Risking Our Future Middle Class Report Transit Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Holding Government Accountable for Fixing America s Crumbling Roads and Bridges Report Transit Road Work Ahead To fix our roads and bridges America first must fix our transportation policies To counteract the tendencies to neglect repair and maintenance we must adopt strong fix it first rules that give priority to maintenance of our existing roads and bridges set national goals for the condition of our transportation system and hold state governments accountable for achieving results Read more about Road Work Ahead Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a PIRG Chapter Full Time Jobs Campus

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    Report Health Care The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Without health care reform the United States is projected to spend over 40 trillion on health care in the next decade Experts estimate that thirty percent of that spending up to 12 trillion dollars will be wasted on ineffective care pointless red tape and counterproductive treatments that can actually harm patients Read more about The Three Trillion Dollar Question What Health Care Reform Can Save For Families Businesses and Taxpayers Report Democracy New Voters Project Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Millions are being wasted due to antiquated voter registration systems and procedures U S PIRG Education Fund s survey of 100 counties showed that over 33 467 910 00 of public money was spent on simple registration implementation and error correction issues in 2008 The Fund finds that a more streamlined and automatic system linking existing databases with the state voter rolls could free up significant resources at the local level Read more about Saving Dollars Saving Democracy Cost Savings for Local Elections Officials Through Voter Registration Modernization Report Higher Ed Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks A report by the USPIRG Higher Education Project estimates the impact of transferring 5 billion in student lender bank subsidies to Pell Grant recipients in each state Read more about Obama s Budget Supporting Students not Banks Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition 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 Read more about A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services Report Higher Ed Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated In 2007 Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act The bill included several provisions to lessen the burden of student debt including More than two billion dollars a year in additional funding for the Pell Grant program The Pell Grant helps more than 5 million lower income students each year A new Income Based Repayment program that allows student loan borrowers to repay their federal loans as a percentage of their income Reductions in interest rates on subsidized Stafford student loans Read more about Cutting Interest Rates Lowering Student Debt Updated 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 Read more about Course Correction Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 next last More About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point Get Involved Action Center Campaign Resources Start a

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  • Reports | WISPIRG Students
    colleges and universities across the country February 2005 Read more about Ripoff 101 2nd Edition 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 Read more about A Guide to Establishing Textbook Rental Services Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get Info Students in Action RSS Contact

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    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 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    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 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 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 Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work on important issues learn valuable skills get hands on experience and make a difference Get

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    to rein in college costs Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Energy Service Corps Foods Health Care Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Other Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Water Spring Kickoff this Wednesday Matt Kozlowski WISPIRG Kickoff Meeting Wednesday February 15th 7pm 180 Science Hall RSVP Our Kickoff Meeting is Wednesday night Come find out more about us share your ideas and meet some great people Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste We couldn t have done it without you Matt Kozlowski Hi Thanks for being part of WISPIRG and helping make 2011 such a success Check out some of our highlights from the year Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big

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  • Make Textbooks Affordable | WISPIRG Students
    Our Kickoff Meeting is tomorrow night I hope you can come hear what we have planned and get involved in our fall campaigns This fall we ll be volunteering in local soup kitchens cutting wasteful spending on unhealthy foods protecting Wisconsin s lakes and more We d love your help Keep Reading Add new comment Media Hit Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Textbook Rebellion WISPIRG at UW Madison hosted a stop of the Textbook Rebellion a national tour to promote open source textbooks Keep Reading Blog Post Consumer Protection Higher Ed Textbooks Textbook Rebellion hits Madison Matt Kozlowski Hi Keep Reading Add new comment Blog Post Consumer Protection Corporate Democracy Energy Foods Higher Ed Hunger Oceans Parks Sustainability Textbooks Transit Waste Internships Available Jessie Mauser Hi During tough budget negotiations this spring and summer we protected student aid for nearly 10 million students by stopping aggressive cuts to Pell grants Together we saved student aid Now we re working to cut the billions in wasteful government subsidies that make junk food cheaper than healthy food As a WISPIRG intern you can help us win learn skills and get valuable experience working on a campaign Keep Reading Add new comment Pages first previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last View All RSS Feed About Us Our Leadership Our Mission Accomplishments Local Chapters UW Madison UW Stevens Point 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 Hunger and Homelessness Make Textbooks Affordable New Voters Project Stop Subsidizing Obesity Don t Get Ripped Off Big Red Go Green Sustainable U Protect Wisconsin s Lakes Energy Service Corps Newsroom Latest Updates Blog News Releases PIRG in the News Multimedia Reports Internships Work

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