September 13, 2006
Connecticut Legislators Are Fighting Back Against Textbook Publishers
This comes at no shock to anyone that has ever bought a textbook:
Government analysts say the price of textbooks has risen at twice the annual inflation rate since 1986.
Boston.com News has reported that Connecticut legislators are trying to fight back against textbook prices.
Legislators are considering legislation that will require publishers to inform professors of all books available on a particular subject, how long they will remain on the market and the wholesale price they charge to bookstores. It would also allow Connecticut students to purchase their books the first week, even if financial aid has not been finalized.