September 3, 2006
Costly textbooks get a closer look
"Concerns over spiraling college textbook prices have prompted state legislators to introduce more than 40 bills and resolutions in 15 states this year. And other states have looked into making textbooks more affordable, the National Association of College Stores says. In June, Congress asked a federal advisory panel to "shed light on this issue." Hearings begin next month; a report is due in May. A report last August by the Government Accountability Office said students could spend as much as $900 a year on new textbooks and supplies. It blames publishers for driving up costs by "bundling" workbooks or CD-ROMs and by making unnecessary updates."
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