Affordable Textbooks Now!

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Nolan Podbielski
9 years ago
These publication companies are right up there with big tobacco and big banks

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Michael Cary
9 years ago
I am an educator, from a family of educators.
This is the future and California must lead the way.

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Jeff Wilson
9 years ago
Stop the extortion! Students are often forced to buy "newer" editions that have only nominal changes simply to wipe out the used-book competition and keep prices artificially high. When publishers can't compete in the private market due to ebooks there's no reason they should be allowed to monopolize the educational market with old media. Can everyone think "Wiki"?

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Jessica Vaughn
10 years ago
I attending classes at CR and when it was time for me to buy the books I couldn't believe the price of a textbook was not everyone can afford 200.00 for a book that you will probably only use 1 semester.

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Jiri Lebl
10 years ago
I am a college professor and I use free textbooks whenever I can. I wrote two freely available undergraduate textbooks too: http://www.jirka.org/ra/ and http://www.jirka.org/diffyqs/

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Bryan Clair
10 years ago
I am a college professor and support open content textbooks by choosing to use them and by writing them.

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Leo Marihart
10 years ago
Why am I signing? Because the current state of textbooks in the USA is REPREHENSIBLE.

Stale data, sometimes 5 years or older.

$200 to 'buy', or a third of that just to 'rent'.

eBooks for students DONE WRONG. As in the books expire at the end of the term?

This madness needs to stop. Contrast this with O'Reilly TechPubs that in e- form cost as little as $5-$10, are updated REGULARLY, and have given me more bang for the buck than attending a college class:

http://leoofborg.tumblr.com/tagged/ePub

Disclosure: I review for ORA and other *real* publishers who *care* about their customers. It's time for TextBook Publishers to COMPETE. Or suffer.

-Leo

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Jason Merrick
10 years ago
Such a sensible solution to an ongoing problem.

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J W
10 years ago
Supporting all education issues; we have a special Stockton public million dollar school with 55 at-risk students that needs an audit and oversight.

http://www.change.org/petitions/human-services-projects-inc-options-in-education-inc-protect-foster-youths-education-rights?share_id=xvSfDraVZS&

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Chris Walker
10 years ago
Education should be available to everybody.