The high cost of college, especially college textbooks

    You don’t need a degree in economics, or a kid in college, to know that the cost of higher education in the United States is going up and up. And one of the costs that’s on the rise is the price of textbooks, with one survey finding students spending an average of $900 each year just on books. Joining Marty to discuss why textbooks cost so much, and what should be done about it, are RICHARD HULL of the Text and Academic Authors Association and NICOLE ALLEN, director of Student PIRGs’ Make Textbooks Affordable campaign. And putting those costs in the bigger picture is DONALD HELLER, Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State. Listen to the mp3

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