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08/11/2011
News Release

Skyrocketing textbook prices have driven many college students to risk their grades by foregoing assigned books according to new survey results.  This startling trend adds to mounting evidence that high college expenses can impact student success.

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08/04/2011
Blog Post

In the last 90 days 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died –and if we don’t do something now, the death toll will grow by tens of thousands more.

The UN has officially declared a famine for the first time in nearly 30 years. The Eastern Horn of Africa is experiencing a major food crisis which threatens the lives of more than 12 million families and children.

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04/06/2011
News Release

TextbookRebellion.org, a national campaign to promote alternatives to sky-high priced college textbooks, launched today with a petition drive and tools for individuals and groups to get involved.

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09/30/2010
Report

The Student PIRGs conducted this study to evaluate options from the traditional textbook market - rentals, e-books and e-readers - and  open textbooks as potential next steps to reduce the high 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. 

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