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. 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.


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gravatarPosted by TheBizofKnowledge
Posted on September 15, 2006 08:01 AM

I think that what the Connecticut legislators are trying to do would be a good start, but isn't nearly enough to curb these inflated textbook prices. Something more drastic has to be done in order to make a real difference.

gravatarPosted by Brian Gray
Posted on September 15, 2006 09:03 PM

It is going to take a variety of methods to reduce the problem. Efforts towards open access publishing, alternative publishing methods, or more selectivity by professors are also occuring.

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