The Textbook Rebellion kicked off a six-week, cross-country tour with events planned for 40 campuses nationwide. At the tour stop, the University of Maryland, coalition members, students, faculty and a representative from the U.S. Department of Education were joined by the tour mascots, 'Mr. $200 Textbook' and 'Textbook Rebel,' to announce the launch.
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.