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Kansas City Star on Textbook Legislation

September 6, 2008

Steve Rosen, of the Kansas City Star, addresses the impact of recent textbook legislation on lowering costs for students in his latest Business column.   In addition to legislation passed in August (Higher Education Opportunity Act) that requires greater transparency about textbook prices by publishers, Rosen asserts that technology, specifically digital open textbooks, may well have the most significant influence on the textbook market.   He cites the efforts of the Student Public Interest Research Groups and the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources to support adoption of open (and free) textbooks.

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